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i&ecotite of jport &t George 



DIARY AND 

CONSULTATION BOOK 

of 1743 



MADRAS 
PRINTED BI THE SUPERINTENDENT, GOVERNMENT 



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iUcottfg of Jport £t. George 



DIARY AND 

CONSULTATION BOOK 

OF 1743 



MADRAS 
PRINTED BT THE SUPERINTENDENT, GOVERNMENT PRESS 



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MJ?3PI 

| "7 4 ! 



PREEATOKY NOTE 



This volume contains the Proceedings of the President and Council of Port St. 
George for the year 1743, comprised in Volume No. 73 of the series known as 
" Diary and Consultation Books.'' The India Office had the kindness to furnish 
the statement printed on page 107. 

The manuscript volume has been mended and is in a fair state of preservation. 

Egmore, ] N. KELU NAIE, 

2%rd February 1931. J Assistant Curator-in-charge. 



EECOEDS OP FOBT ST. GEORGE 



DIARY AND CONSULTATION BOOK 

OF 

1743 

(VOLUME No. 73) 
\_From January 1 to December 31."] 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 17US-U3 

The Consultation 8b Diary Book of Kichard Benyon Es<i r . President 
and G-overnour &c*. Council of Fort S*. George Containing 
Their proceedings and Transactions in the Affairs of The United 
Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies 
Relating to the Presidency on the Coast of Choromandell Began 
1 st - January 1742-43- 



Sail'd Brigantine Talbot, Yellaaree Syrang, for Fort S'. David with Lieutenant [Januaky] 
Cromptan passenger, by whom sent a General Letter dated y e . 30 th . Ult°. 1 

Arrived ship Vizagapatam, George Bright, from Vizagapatam with Bales, 2 

a General Letter of the 24 th . December, and a Letter from M r . Stratton of the 21 st . 
of the same month, and M r . .Robert Goodere Passenger. 

Arrived Sloops, Nanoy, John Vass, and Charming Molly, Jeremiah Macmahon 3 

from Bengali. 

Arrived Brigantine Jenny, John Holland, from Maddepollam with Bales and _ 

a General Letter of the 20 th . December. 

Received bv Peons from Port S*. David a General Letter of the 1 st . Instant. _ 



At a Consultation 
Present 
Richard Benyon Esq\ Goveenoub President. Monday 

Randall Powice. Nicolas Morse. the 3 b . 

Thomas Eyre. 

William Johnson. John Savage. 

M E . Harris indisposed. 
Last Consultation read and signed. 
General Letters read viz*. Letters read 

from 

N°. 1 from M r . Stratton Chief at Vizagapatam dated the 21 st . Ultimo, inclosing vizagapatam 
a Letter from Vizaramrauze and it's translate concerning Mallim pullah in further ^ ds st a rat a ton 
justification of his Conduct towards the said Pullah, promising to reply at large to Leuer ap a 
M r8 . Simpsons Petition by the William & Sarah and desiring leave to return to his Manlm*' 
Station here in March next. Fuiiah in his 

further 
Justification 
& desires 
leave to 



Records of Fort St. George 



M*. Goodere 
arrives from 
thenoe & 
Bales, 
Indents for 
Wares St 
Stores 
A furlher 
report of the 
Princess 
Angusta. 
L'he Morattas 
in Motion 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 17U2-U3 

N°. 2 from the Chief & Council of Vizagapatatn dated the 24 th . Ultimo accom- 
panying M r . Goodere & two hundred and five Biles on the Vizagapatatn with their 
Books and Paymaster's Accounts for 1741; several Papers for England aud this 
place, and their Indents for Wares & Stores wanting there, advising of a further 
report concerning the Princess Augusta aud of a Large Body of Morattas being in 
Motion in & about Cuttack. 



Oattack 

Maddepoijam N°. 3 from M 1 '. Hallyburton at Maddepollam inclosiag Invoices and Bill of 

arrives from Lading for the Goods sent up by him on the Jenny Brigautine. 

thenoe on the 
Jenny. 

Daviafabout N °* 4 from the De P u ty Gtovernour & Council of Fort S*. David of the l 8t . 

renting the Instant, in Answer to ours of the 28 th . Ultimo about rejecting the bad Cloth 
bai cioth. brought in by the Merchants there. 



Vizagapatam 
Indents to 
be complied 
with. 

Cash Acco*. 
for Decern 1 . 
17*2. 



Money paid 
in on Ace*, 
of Broad 

Cloth. 



Okdered that the Vizagapatam Indents for Wares & Stores be co mplied with 
by the Vizagapatam as near as our Stock on hand will permit . 

The President reads the Cash Account for last month, ballauce remaining now 
compared with the Cash Chests, Of the New Cash sixty one thousand and fifty two 
Star or Current Pagodas twenty nine fanams and ten Cash 61052. 29. 10, and of 
Madrass Pagodas six hundred twenty four, 624, which is carried forward. 

Nicolas Morse Import Warehousekeeper pays in Two thousand 2000 Pagodas 
on Account of Broad Cloth delivered the Company's Merchants. 



Savage the 
Rental 
General St 
Scavinger's 
Accounts. 



M r . William Johnson pursuant to order of Consultation of the 1 st . of last 
month delivers over to M r . John Savage appointed to succeed him as Rental General 
and Scavinger, the Accounts of those Revenues for the Tear ending the 31 st . 
August 1741, as entered hereafter, the ballances whereof to be accounted for by M r . 
Savage are as follow — 



Of the Rental General's Account 
Of the Scavinger's Account ... 



Pag 8 . 1062 25 — 
242 5 33 



In all Pag 8 . 130-1 30 33 



One thousand three hundred and four Pagodas thirty fanams and thirty three Cash. 



Rich 1 
Randall Powke. 
Nic : Mobse. 
Tho : Etre. 
W M . Johnson. 
Jn°. Savage. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 174-3 



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Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 17I&-US 

Arrived the Honble Compy's Ship Wilmington, Cap*. Jn°. Tedd from Bengali 
with Stores and a Packet from tbence, and also a Packet from England for this Place. 



At a Consultation 



Thursday 
the 6 th - 



Packet from 
Beng.il Tj> 
W il „ington. 
Letters read. 

The ShafteB- 
bury arrives 
there & The 
Prinoess 
Augusta 
from the 
West Coast 
she mast bs 
repaired. 
Wilmington 
& Walpole 
dispatoh'd 
hither 
Kemarfes on 
Taylor's 
Letter about 
the defieienoy 
in the 
Sumatra's 
Copper 
Danish Mis- 
sionaries 
Silver sold. 
Their 
Nabob's 
Success 
against the 
Morattas. 



Present 

BlCHARD BENYON EsQ r . Gov". PRESIDENT. 

Kandall Fowke. Nicolas Morse. 

Thomas Eyre. 

William Johnson. John Savage. 
M E . Harris indisposed. 

The Packet from Bengali ^ Wilmington being opened and agreeing with it's 
List the following General Letters from the President and Council of Fort William 
&c'. were read viz'. 

N°. 5, dated the 13 th . Ultimo advising the arrival there of the Shaftsbury 
from hence and of the Princess Augusta from the West Coast, that the last of these 
must be repaired before she can be sent hither & other occurrences respecting the 
Company's shipping & particularly concerning their Dispatch of the Wilmington and 
Walpole hither to fill up and the Goods put on board those Ships for England and 
this Place, remarking on Captain Taylor's request concerning the deficiency in the 
Sumatra's Copper, inclosing the Account Sale of the Danish Missionaries Silver by 
the Kent ; Advising of their Nabob's Successes against the Morattas ; referring to 
two Packets from England for this Place by the Wilmington and another from the 
Deputy Governour and Council of Port Marlborough, which last is not come to 
hand, and pressing us to supply them with what Treasure we can. 



They (the 
Gentlemen in 
Bengal) take 
out 2000 
Bags of Salt 
petre coming 
hither on the 
Walpole & 
Wilmington. 



N°. 6, dated the 18 th . Ultimo, advising that in consequence of some Advices 
just received from Patna they had been obliged to take out the Two thousand Bags 
of Petre they were sending us on the Wilmington & Walpole by which means those 
ships would not bring their full Tonnage hither. 



The Walpole 
detained by 
the loss of a 
Sloop laden 
with Bales, 
the Brown 
Jugdea 
Baft.es for 
thisplice lost, 
they cannot 
sand any 



N°. 7 dated the 21 st . Ultimo advising that a Sloop laden with the Company's 
Bales was bilged & sunk alongside the Walpole which had occasioned their order- 
ing the Wilmington to be dispatched hither without waiting for the Walpole, and 
that among the Bales lost in the said Sloop there were Eight of Brown Jugdea 
Baftaes for this Place, but that they cannot send us more in their stead. 



Letter from N°. 8 from M r . Bartholemew Clarke dated off lngellee the 23 d . Ultimo, 

tuspa C toMng relating to the Wilmington's Dispatch hither and her draught of Water. 

the Wilming«i 
ton hither. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17 '1+3 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 171+2-1+3 

The Box Packet from England for this Place by the Wilmington beiag then 

compared and agreeing with it's List our Honourable Masters Letter of the 26 th . 

March last was then read, as was also a Letter from M 1 '. Secretary Mole bearing date 

the 31 st . of that month. 

Ordered that the stores Consigned hither on the Wilmington from Bengali be 

sent for ashore with all Expedition. 

Hich d . Benyon. 
Randall Fowke, 
Nic: Morse, 
Tho : Eyre. 
W M . Johnson. 
Jn°. Savage. 



Picket from 
England <ty 
W ilmington 
for this pkoe 
opened & 
Letters read. 

Stores from 
Bengal %)■ 
Wilmington 



At a Consultation 



Present 
Richard Benson Bsa E . Gov 8 , President 
Randall Eowke. Nicolas Morse. 

Thomas Eyre. 

Will*. Johnson. John Savage. 

M r . Harris indisposed. 
The two last Consultations read & signed. 
The Accountant reads the Journal Parcels for November. 



He also delivers in as now read and entered hereafter his Annual Report of 
the Expences and Revenues of this Settlement and it's Subordinates for the Tear 
ending the 30 th . April 1742 compared with the former year, wherein are remarked 
the Causes of the Encrease & Decrease under the several Heads. 

Richard Benyon Esq[ r . Mint Master reads that Account for last month, ballance 
due from the Mint Curr'. Pag 3 . 5.17.50, & Ms 8 . Pag s . 143, which he now pays in. 



He also lays before the Board as entered hereafter, An Ace', of the produce of 
the Mint Customs for the last Y r . ending 31 st . Ult ., shewing a difference in their 

M. Rs, Cur. Pa. F. 0. 

produce of 1084 and 2413 24 35, more than in the year 1741. 

Randall Fowke Sea Customer reads that Account for last month Viz'. 

Custom on Goods Pag 3 . 42 

-Anchorage y 



Monday 

THE 10™. 



Journal 
Parcels for 
November 
1742 read. 

Accountant's 
Annual 
Kepoit of the 
Expences « 
Revenues' of 
this Coist to 
30 April 
1742. 

Mint Aeoo*. 
for December 
1742 read. 

State of the 
Mint Customs 
for the year 
1742 com- 
pared with 
1741. 

Sea Custom- 
er's Aeoo*. 
for December 
1742. 



Pag*. 43 — — 

ballance due from him fifteen hundred and eleven Pagodas eighteen fanams and 
seventy two Cash 1511.18.72, which he now pays in. 

Thomas Eyre Land Customer reads that Account for last month consisting of Ll nd cwtom- 

Choultry Customs Pag s . 540. 21. 45, ballance due from him five hundred thirty er ' 8 Ac03t - 

three Pagodas thirty one fanams & forty nve Cash 533.31.45, which he now ^ r 4 J.' eoemb "~ 
pays in. 



Records of Fort St. George 



FOET ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 17U3-U8 

He also delivers in as entered hereafter an Account sale of Sundries seized at 
' the the Choultry & pays 



Sale of a 
seizure a 
Choultry 

deiivl. in the the Company's Moiety of the Produce 

Ooinpys. 1/2 
produue paid 



Four Pagodas twentv five Fanams and ten Cash 4.25.10, 



Produce of 
the Sea & 
Land 

Customs for 
1742 com- 
pared with 
the former 
year. 



Accounts of 
the Town 
Conicoply's 
duty for 1745 
deliveied in 



The Sea & Land Customers respectively deliver in as entered hereafter, the 
Accounts of the produce of those Eevenues for the last twelve months compared 
with the year 1741, whereby there appear the following increases viz*. 



In the Sea Customs including Anchorage of 
In the Land Customs of 



Pasr s . 



1981 19 36 

588 23 22 



Nett Pn 
paid in. 



advanc'd Mr. 
Eyre, Pay- 



the causes whereof are Assigned at the foot of each Acco\ 

They also deliver in the Accounts of the Town Conicoply's Duty as severally 
Collected by them at the Sea Gate and Choultry for the last year, the Nett produce 
thereof being as follow. 

Of what collected by the Sea Customer Pag 3 . 236 7 55 

by the Land Customer ... 59 32 40 

In nil F s , 296 4 15 
Two hundred ninety six Pagodas four fanams & fifteen Cash, which is now paid iu. 
Agreed that two thousand Pagodas be Advanced Thomas Eyre Pay Master 
towards the Charges of the running Month. 



Letter from 
Cap*. Tedd of 
the Wilming- 
ton represent- 
ing his 
wanting 20 
Men of his 
ComplimT. 
the Board's 
Answer. 

The 

Wilmington 
ordd. to'S*. 
UavidB to fill 
up Eales 
ord 1 . on 
board her. 

Notice given 
Capt. Tedd 
thereof. 



England via 
Hondicherry. 



Letter from Captain Tedd of the Wilmington read as entered hereafter re- 
presenting his being in want of twenty Men of his Compliment & requesting the 
Advice & Assistance of the Board in that Emergency. Agreed that in our present 
circumstances we cannot spare him any of our Military or Gunroom Crew, & there- 
fore that he must endeavour to hire Lascars in which he may let us know what 
Assistance we can give him. 

Agreed to send the Wilmington to Fort S\ David, and that One hundred and 
sixty Bales be put on board her here as we compute the Gentlemen there will not 
otherwise be able to make up her Tonnage. 



Ordered that the Secretary Signify to Cap'. Tedd in writing to be entered 
hereafter our resolutions upon his Letter just now read, and of sending his Ship to 
the Southward, directing him to give Us previous .Notice how soon he can get her 
ready to proceed thither. 

A Ship being very shortly to be dispatched for France from Pondicherry, It's 
agreed by her to advise the Court of Directors of what has occurred respecting 
their Shipping since our last. 

Eich d . Benton. 
Randall Fowke. 

Nic : Morse. 
Tho: Eyre. 
W M . Johnson. 
Jn°. Savage. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17Jf3 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 17k u 2-kS 

To THE HoNBLE ElCHAED BeNYON Esq, k . 

President & Governoue &c r . Council of Foet S t . George. 

HoNBLE SlE & SlES 

It being by Charter Party rendered incumbent on me in bebalf of my Owners 
to take care that the Ship do not leave India without, her full Compliment of Men 
and having in the Passage out unfortunately lost several of my People by sickness, 
I endeavoured all I could when in Bengali to get others in their stead but the 
disturbances there rendered those endeavours unsuccessful! so that I find myself 
under a Necessity to represent to your Honour &c*. that I am at present in want of 
Twenty Men of our Ships Compliment and to request the favour of your Advice and 
Assistance in this Emergency. 

I am 
Poet S t . Geoege Honble Sir & Sirs, 

10 th . Janry. 1742-8. Yo 1 '. most Obed 1 . hum : servant 

John Tedd. 



To Captain John Tedd 

C0MMD i: . OE THE WILMINGTON. 
SlE 

I am ordered by the President and Council in Answer to your request to them 
of this morning to acquaint you that the Circumstances of this Garrison will not 
Admit of their sparing you any of the Military or Gunroom Crew, and as they 
believe you cannot furnish Yourself here with European Sailors, they Can only 
advise you to endeavour to engage a proper Number of Lascars, in which you will 
let them know what Assistance you may want from them. 

I have it in further Order from them to acquaint you with their having resolved 
to send the Wilmington to Port 8\ David to fill up for Europe, as soon as she can be 
got ready to proceed thither, of which you will give them previous Notice, and you 
are accordingly hereby directed to take in what Goods may be sent on board your 
ship by the Export Warehousekeeper, on the Company's Account. I am 

Port S t . George, Sie, 

10* h . January 1742-3. Yo r . most humble servant 

John Savage 

Sec?. 



Account sale of Sundries seized at the Choultry as Eun Goods. 

Indigo 22| Viss sold for P. 7 21 — 

Eetillaes, Ordinary 1 Piece! n „ n on 

Buzar Cloth 1 Piece / l 4J 4K) 

Pagodas ... 9 14 20 of which 

the half due to the Informer is P. 4 25 10 & 

the other half is now paid into Cash ... ... ... 4 25 10 



Pagodas ... 9 14 20 

Fort S t . George 10 th . January 1742-3. 

Thomas Eyee 

Land Oust'. 
1743—3 



10 



Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEO ROE, JANUARY 17k%-h3 

To THE HONOURABLE RlCHARD BeNYON EsQ e . 

President & Governour &c t . Council of Fokt S r . George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

h ceording to a Standing Order from the Honble Court of Directors I now lay 
before you a State of the Expences and Revenues of this Settlement and its Sub- 
ordinates on this Coast for the Last Year compared with those of the former by which 
your honour &c*. may Judge of the Proper directions that are to be given in relation 
thereto. 

Expences of Fort S t . George. 





April 1741 




April 1742 




Increase. 


Decrease. 




Charges Garrison. 


29415 


21 


52 


28280 


9 


43 




1135 


12 


9 


Charges Diet 
Charges Cattle 


7000 
800 


z 


I 


7000 

800 


— 


— 










Charges Hospital ... 
Charges Extra' ... 


1375 
3297 


17 

12 


44 

40 


1225 
2387 


31 

17 


74 
26 




149 

909 


21 
31 


50 
14 


Repairs 


4727 


25 


40 


1706 


28 


38 




3020 


33 


2 


Account Presents... 


1010 


14 


40 


2929 


12 


45 


1918 34 5 








Account Salary ... 


3281 


30 


2 


3083 


24 


77 




198 


5 


5 


Charges General ... 


8225 


29 


39 


7012 


16 


66 




1213 


12 


53 


The Annual 
Expenoa. 


59134 


7 


17 


54425 


33 


49 


1918 34 5 


6627 


7 


53 


Deduct the Increase 
from the 
discrease [sz'c] ... 
















1918 


34 


5 



The Expences of this Settlement are decreas'd this Year 



Expences of Fort S t . David. 



4708 9 48 







Ends. 


1741. 


Ending 1742. 


Increase. 


Decrease. 






Charges Garrison. 


16957 


7 


6 


19179 27 


14 


2222 20 


8 








Charges Hospital. 


470 


21 


42 


591 25 


11 


121 3 


49 








Fortifications and 






















Repairs 


5033 


21 


1 


2021 6 


72 






3012 14 


9 




Charges Cattle ... 


600 


— 


— 


600 — 


_. 












Charges Diet 


2716 


13 


74 


2688 30 


72 






27 19 


2 




Charges Extra' . . . 


2885 


7 


41 


2088 12 


45 






796 30 


76 




Account Salary . , . 


751 


6 


15 


703 12 


10 






47 30 


5 




Peorjs & Servants 






















Wages 


6466 


12 


62 


4631 35 


16 






1834 13 


46 




Account Presents. 


324 


29 


— 


242 6 









82 23 







Charges General. 


4855 


8 


44 


3672 28 


43 






1183 16 


1 






41060 


19 


43 [sic] 36420 4 


43 


2343 23 


57 


6985 2 


59 




Deduct increase ... 
















2343 23 


57 




The Expences are 








decreas'd this 






















Year 




... 














4641 15 


2 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17U3 



11 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 17M-U3— 

ExFEXCES OP VlZAGAPATAM. 
Ending 1741. April 1742. Increase. 



Charges Garrison. 


2803 


12 


— 


3141 


21 


— 


338 


12 


— 






Charges Diet 


500 


22 


40 


541 


22 


40 


41 


— 


— 






Charges General. 


2184 


3 


73 


255V) 


10 


15 


375 


6 


22 






Charges Extra' ... 


?35 


12 


— 


374 


12 


— 


139 


— 


— 






Servants Wages . . 


144 


— 


— 


72 


— 


— 








72 — 


— 


Kepairs 


121 


9 


45 


479 


2 


73 


357 


29 


28 






Account Presents. 


769 


12 


21 


849 


33 


37 


80 


21 


16 






Account Salary... 


225 


18 


4 


223 


30 


— 








1 24 


4 


Charges Hospital. 


6983 


IS 


23 


10 
S252 


33 
24 


5 


10 


33 


— 








1342 


29 


66 


73 21 


4 


Deduct the 
























Decrease from 
























y e . Increase ... 














73 


24 


4 







The Expences of this Settlement are increased this Tear 



1269 5 62 



Expences of Ingekam. 







Ending Apr'. 1741 


Apr*. 1742. 


Increase. 


l»ecie:ue 


Charges Diet 




181 


194 


10 — — 




Charges General 




273 16 48 


360 1 55 


86 21 7 




Charges Extra' ... 




157 27 32 


255 33 72 


98 6 40 




Eepairs 




112 34 48 


94 8 60 




17 25 66 


Servants Wages 




620 


536 




84 


Account Presents 




266 8 44 


420 4 44 


153 32 — 




Account Salary ... 




88 24 — 


88 24 


318 23 47 






1703 3 10 


1949 — 71 


101 25 63 


Deduct the decrease fi 


om 










the Increase ... 








101 25 66 




The Expences of this 






* 




Settlement are 


m- 










creased this Tear 










246 33 61 






Expences 


of Madafollam. 








Ends. April 1741. 


April 1742. 


Increase. 


Decrease. 


Charges Diet 




300 


300 






Charges General 




160 — 64 


171 — 20 


10 35 36 




Repairs 




36 25 20 


136 9 50 


99 20 80 




Servants Wages 




266 


391 12 — 


125 12 — 




Metchlepatam ... 




90 


247 28 56 


157 28 56 




Account Salary ... 




78 


78 






Account Presents 




561 11 51 


644 24 13 


83*12 42 




Charges Extra' 




113 12 60 
1605 14 35 


359 5 60 


245 29 — 
722 30 4 






2328 8 39 




The Expences of this Settlement are increased 








this Tear 












The Expences of Fort 8* 


George 


decreas'd 






722 30 4 


this Tear 




Ps 


4708 9 48 






Fort S*. David Do. 






4611 15 2 


9349 24 50 




Vkagapatam encreas'd this Tear 




1268 31 62 






Ingeram D°. 






246 33 61 






Madapollom D°. 






722 30 4 


2238 23 47 




Tn+ol llon.naon ^f t-\.l~ B 







above Subordinates 



Pagod*. 7111 13 



12 



Records of Fort St- George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 17U2-U3- 

The Reasons for an Increase in the Several Heads are Viz*. 

Fort S t . Geokge. 

Account Presents by a Present Made to the Moratta Gen 1 ", last 

Tear amounting to Pag s . 2355. 25. 5 before Charged to Fort 

B*. David and wrote back this Year otherwise there had been a 

Considerable decrease instead of an Increase of Pag; 9 

Fort S t . David. 

Charges Garrison Pag 8 . 2222. 20. 8 proceeds chiefly from the 
Pay to an additional Number of Topasses Gunners and Lascares 
entertained on the Occasion of the Moratta Troubles, as enter'd 
montbly at the Foot of -Standing Rolls as Occasional Men 

Charges Hospital Pags. 121 . 3 . 49 arises in the Surgeons Bill 
for Medicines and Servants Extraordinary to attend the sick in 
the Hospital they being more than usual 



Pag^. ... 

VlZAGAPATAM. 

Charges Garrison A Supply of Military from Fort 8*. George 
and those taken from Ships Scarborough and Kent is the Keasons 
of the Increase in this Head of 

Charges General The Increase of Peons Batta en several Occa- 
sions as spies, &c l by reason of the Troubles in the Country 
Provisions to Great Men the Moors Camps continually passing 
and Repassing, Firing Morning and Evening Gun and several 
small Charges swell this Head , 

Charges diet by removal of Mr. Gooderef-om Madapollam 

Charges Extraordinary exceeds the former Tear P 3 . 139 by 
Relisting 20 of Our Military paid Mess™. Strattons & Tarings 
Charges on coming down Boat hire bringing there things ashore 
and bead Money for the Military from on board Ships Scar- 
borough and Kent 

Charges Hospital, for Country Phvsicks for the New Military 

Repairs To the Fort House and Gravelling the Fort to the New 
House and Compound and Gravelling d°. Building Flag Staff 
Battary and making a Breastwork on the River Side Battery 
Occasiou an Inereas-e in this Head of 

Account Presents A visit from the Rajah a Change in the 
Government continual passing and Repassing of Camps increase 
tbis Head 



1918 34 5 

2222 20 8 

121 3 49 
2343 23 — 

P s . 338 12 — 



375 6 22 

41 



139 — 
10 33 



357 29 2S 



P 80 21 16 



Pago d . 1342 29 



Ingeram. 

Charges General. Oil for the Factory 1 

Pagoda per Men P s . ,1 1 not charged 

before. Cloth for the Assistants house 

P s . 3 . 2 P s . of Salampores given to 

Vizagapatam Peons P s . 1. 13. 40. 

Batta for Servants at SavearP 5 . 9. 1. 40 

Goods for Packing P 9 . 23. 7. 56. 

Peons Batta increased Pag s . 38. 34. 31 

Altogether Amounts, to 

Charges Extraordinary the Increase Viz*. 

Batta to Chopkeeper P s . l - 24 — Writing 

and Chopping the Phirmaund 

P°. 3.2.— " 

Duan's Fiscar P s . 1.14, Nabobs Chaubar 
[ate] Balta to them and the Duan's 
Chubdar P s . 4, Caulking the Pennace 
Pa\ 3. 25. 20 
Carrying Sundries to and from Coringa 
P\3. 9. Peons Belts P. 3. 30 



86 21 



26 — 



3 20 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17 k-3 



13 



-FORT ST, GEORGE, JANUARY 17U2-U3- 



Mussoolahs going on board the George 
P 8 . 6. 8. Building Banksalls at 
Coringa P s . 3. 27, Daun Dirrigas 
Eatta 1. 34. 60 

Transporting the Companys Effects to 



10 33 60 



the Banksalls 


15 


9 


— 


Making four Banksalls at the Barr 


11 


20 


— 


Given the Nebobs Chaubdar's Mauldars 








&c*. 





6 


— 


Ten Cooleys Washerman working at the 








Factory 


4 


— 


— 


Lascar's batta tending the Pennace and 








another Boat ten days ... ..." 


4 


33 


40 


Bringing Sundries from Savear 


16 


— 


_ 


Peons Batta to Rajahmnndrum 


9 


6 


— 



Charges Diet One Months Diet &c f . 

to M r . Churchy 

Account Presents Given to the Nabob 

&c*. More than last Year P s . 61 25 8 

and to the Merchants and their Coni- 

coplys P s . 63. — 66 to the NabDb 

upon his Arrival at Eajahmnndrum 

P s . 20. 27. and to his Uncle 

P*. 3. 24. 15. The Keni r . F 8 . 4. 26. 71 

Arrises from Presents to Petty 

Officers &c*. the whole increase 

Amounts to ... ... P s . 



6 40 



10 — — 



153 32 



Pagoci 8 



348 23 47 



Madafollam. 

Charges General Peons belts P s . 10. Peons Batta 
fan 8 . 35. 36 10 35 36 

Repairs Repairing the Factory Godowns Compounds &c*. 99 20 30 

Servants Wages. 8 Months Allowance to M r . Andrews 
P s . 96. Four Peons more taken into Pay 8 Mo 8 . 
P 8 3. 24 #* Men P 3 . 29. 12 increase this Head ... 125 12 — 

Metchlepatam Rebuildings the Walls P s . 35 and other 
Charges attending the New Investment there, as Servants 
Wages Presents &c a 157 28 56 

Account Presents To Imaum Sahib, Nabob £ his 
People 83 12 42 

Charges Extraordinary Freight of Sloope Experience 
during the Country Troubles P 8 . ?0. Freight of Wares 
and Stores & Demurrage on the Fort S*. George in 
September last P s . 100 M r . Kellsalls Expences from 
Ingeram P s . 10. Charges Attending M r . Hallyburton's 
Journey to and from Metchlepatam F s . 46.9. Imaum 
Sahib's Visit to the Factory attended with an Ex pence of 
P s . 3. 24. The Rem', being P 8 . 5. 32 lies in Several 
petty Charges. The whole increase 245 29 — 



722 



1743—4 



14 Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 17 k%-kS 

The Revenues of this Place and it's Subordinates Viz*. 
Fort S r . George. 

Decrease. Increase. 

Collected by the Sea Customer from 1 st 

May 1740 to 30»\ Apr 1 . 1741 33350 10 48 

D°. d. 1741 d°. 1742. 32338 14 68 

1011 31 60 

Collected by the Land Customer from 1 st . 

May 1710 to 30«\ Apr 1 . 1741 5921 8 32 

d«. d°. 1741 d°. 1742. 6428 1 40 

■•• ... 506 29 8 

Custom on Coinage from 1 st May 1740 to 

3, th April 1741 330 5 55 

d°. d°. 1741 d°. 1742. 1S97 32 70 

1567 26 15 

2074 19 23 
Deduct the decrease 1011 31 60 

The Eevenues of this Place increas'd this Tear 1062 23 43 



Fort S t . David. 

The amount of tbeii Eevenues from 1 st May 1740 to 30 th . 

Apr 1 . 1741 5626 6 11 

d°. d°. 1741 d°. 1742. C535 16 64 

909 10 53 

The Kevenues of both Settlem' 8 . increas'd Pag s . 1971 34 16 

I am 

Honble Sie & Sirs 

Your most humble servant 
Fort St. George Randall Fowke 

4 th . January 1742. Accomp*. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 171±3 



15 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 17U2-U3- 
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Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 17 'US-US 

A State op the Land Customs for the years 1741, and 1742, compared 

ONE WITH THE OTHER. 



1741 Pag*. 


fa. Ca. 


1742 Page. fa. Ca. 


January 


605 


1 75 


January 


607 11 8 


February 


479 


13 64 


February 


526 33 6 


March 


352 


19 12 


March 


804 22 41 


April ... 


400 


21 6 


April ... 


493 25 34 


May ... 


527 


28 44 


Maj ... 


401 20 12 


June ... 


535 


7 77 


June ... 


578 25 10 


July ... 


508 


30 41 


July ... 


580 26 73 


August 


438 


27 17 


August 


604 29 70 


September 


471 


16 22 


September 


.., 348 2 4 


October 


, 329 


21 49 


October 


384 34 — 


November 


366 


5^9 69 


November 


374 3 18 


December 


647 


13 63 


December 


546 21 45 




5663 


15 59 


6252 3 1 


Increased th 


is last Year ... 588 


23 22 







Pagoda 



6252 



Pagod s 



6252 3 1 



The above Increase is Chiefly Asssignable to the Greater Quantity of Paintings and 
Cambays made for the Manilha Markett and Afterwards premitted [«e] to the Armenians to 
be freighted on a ship from Pondichery and somethingto the Higher value of the boild Beetle- 
Nut imported from the Country. 

Thomas Etke, 

Land Customr. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 171^3 



17 



—FOBT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 17M-U8- 

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1743—5 



IS 



Becords of Fort St. George 



-FORT 8T. GEORGE, JANUARY 17U2-U3- 



Account Customs on the Coinage of Gold : 



January 


J Madrass Pagodas 
"" \ Current Ditto 


February 


J Madrass Ditto 
'" l Current Ditto 


March 


f Madrass Ditto 
"' (.Current Ditto 


-April 


f" Madrass Ditto 
•" \ Current Ditto 


May 


f Madrass Ditto 
. . . < Current Ditto 



June 

July 

August 

Sept r . 

October 

Novem r . 

Decern 1 . 



[.Gold Mohurs 
r Madrass Pagodas 

...< Current d°. 
[_Gold Mohurs 
f Madrass Pagodas 

...< Current D°. 
LGold Mohurs 
f Madrass Pagodas 

...< Current d°. 
j^Gold Mohurs 
I* Madrass Pagodas 

"'\ Current do. 
f Madrass do. 

...< Current do. 
l_Gold Mohurs 
("Madrass Pagodas 

'" \ Current d°. 
f Madrass d°. 

"'\ Current do. 



n the Madrass Mint 1742, compared with 1741. 

Mads. Tags. CDrrt. 



Mad s . Pagod 8 



Produce of the Customs C On Madrass Pagod 8 
on Coinage of Gold from J On Curr'. Pagodas 
1H. Janry 1740/41 
31 *t. Deer. 1741. 





Fags. 


fans 


Cash. 


93 


— 


27 


15 


— 


155 


29 


55 


219 


— 


21 


5 


— 


4£9 


12 


5 


147 


— 


27 


30 


— 


304 


9 


30 


142 





4 


10 


— 


228 


9 


70 


100 





2 


60 


— 


256 


27 


60 


— 


66 


28 


30 


99 


— 


19 


10 


— 


101 


11 


70 


— 


29 


9 


55 


254 





19 


60 


— 


87 


27 


30 


— 


63 


1 


30 


224 





31 


70 


— 


171 


35 


20 


— 


4 


12 


50 


182 


— 


32 


20 


— 


244 


17 


50 


103 





19 


35 


— 


148 


C 2 


-] 


— 


2 


[20] 


45 


66 


— 


24 


25 


— 


95 


10 


50 


145 





28 


35 


— 


62 


2 


— 


1774 C Pagod' 


.2488 


21 


65 


690 








— 


74 


33 


30 



Difference encreased 



M.P. 1084 C.P. 2413 24 35 



Sent a General Letter to England of this date to Pondieherry to be forwarded 
on a Ship that will shortly sail for France. 

Arrived the Honble Company's Ship Walpole Captain Benj n . Lowe from 
Bengali with Major Knipe Passenger, and Packets from thence and the West Coast_ 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17 k3 19 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 17U2-U3 

At a Consultation 
Present 
Richard Benyon Esq,". Gov k . President. Tuesday 

Randall Fowke. Nicolas Morse. 

Thomas Eyre. 

Will*. Johnson. John Savage. 

M B . Harris indisposed. 

The Packets from Bengali & the West Coast by the Walpole being opened and Packets from 
compared with their Lists the following General Letters were read. WafolF 

Letters read 
Yizt. 

N°. 9 from the President and Council of Fort William of the 23 d . Ultimo, in- *£f$ e The 
closing Invoices and Bills of Lading for Goods sent hither on the Walpole, and arrives from 
other papers necessary to her dispatch to Europe. thence. 

N°. 10, from M 1 '. Bartholomew Clarke dated off Ingellee the 29 th . Ultimo, m*. Clarke 
advising the Walpole's Dispatch hither with her draught of Water and inclosing theWai^oie's 
Copy of His Protest against, Captain Lowe for refusing to take on board some of the dispatch* a 
Stores designed hither, as entered after the said Letter. against the 

Captain. 

N°. II from the Deputy Governour & Council of Fort Marlborough dated the Fort Marl- 
4 th . September advising the State of the Honourable Company's Affairs there till br6ns ^ 
that time ; Inclosing an Indent for Wares and Stores wanting there. 

N°. 12 from the Governour and Council of S'. Helena dated the 22 d . May st. Helena. 
174 J, advising the Death of M r . Goodwin, and the Arrival of Robert Jenkins Esq 1 ', 
-appointed to that Government & requesting Sundry Supplies for the Use of that 
Island. 

Ordered that the Wares and Stores on board the Walpole for this Presidency wares & 
be sent for ashore forthwith. stores ord*. 

ashore from 
the Walpole. 

Ordered that the AVarehous'keeper begin to send Goods on board her as soon orders for 
as she is ready to receive them, and that the Secretary send Captain Lowe the wai d p 'oii the 
Usual Cautions against Fire aud keeping the Boats long on board with Bales in 
them 

The President lays before the Board the Originals and Translates of the: Five Five Firmans 
following Firmauns under the Seal of the Young iSabob Viz 6 . fromths 

Nabob. 

One, a Grant of the villages of Ernavore, Saudian Copang, Vapary, Peram- 
bore and Poodupauck. 

One, a Grant of the Liberty of Coining Arcot Rupees and Pagodas according 
to the Usuage and Practice of the Country Mints. 

One, for lessening the Duties on Sundry Goods brought in and carried out 
of Chindadree Pettah & for taking off entirely the Duties on other Goods as ty 
Account thereof entered thereafter. 

One a Grant of one Adda on every Collum of Paddy produced in the 
Countries of Pullamalee, Manineongalom, [sic] Pedda Pollum & Perambauk to be 
Applied to the Maintenance of the Pagodas at Chindaree Pettah And 

One a Grant of the Village of Cadapauck to Audiapah Naick. 

Ordered that the Translates be entered hereafter, and the Originals deposited Th8Tran8 - 
with the other Firmauns. Centred. 



20 Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 17k2-h3 

The military The Court of Directors having been pleased to order the Military here to be 

di»7ded into divided into four Company's Ordered that Commissions be drawn out, Appointing 

four Com- 
panies. 
Commissions 
to be d rami 
for 

Major Knipe Charles Knipe Esa E . Major of the Garrison & Commander of the First 

M*. Peter Eckman, Lieutenant of the Second Company 
Hoiiond & Mr. John Hollond, Lieutenant of the Third Company and 

Sootbby. 

M B . William Henry Soltthby Lieut', of the Fourth Company. 

Eich d . Benton. 
Randall Fowke. 
Nic: Morse. 
Tho : Eyre. 
W M . Johnson. 
Jn°. Savage. 



Translate of Sunod under the Seal of Nabob Sadatulla Cawn Bahauder Soobah 
of Arcot Dated the 4 lh . November 1742. 

To the Mutasaddys of the Country of Poonamalley and Surcar of 
Tripasore belonging to the Cornatica of Golcondah and to their Successours. 

Be it known uuto you that I have granted five several Tillages (the Produce of 
which is Pagodas o'65||- & Annum) to M r . Benyon Governour of Chinapatam for 
the Company as a present and therefore do you deliver them into his Possession 
and let them Remain so for ever from the Tear Fassally 1152. Observe this as a 
Strict Taukeed and Perform it accordingly Dated the 17 th . Moon Eamajan in the 
25 th . Year of the Feign of the Great Mogull Mahomud Shaw. 

Translate of the Contents write on the Back of the foregoing Sunod. 

Five Villages out of the Country before named which produce Pag s . 665 5* 
every Year, are granted to M r . Benyon Governour of Chinapatam for the Company 
as a present. 

His Excellency's Order by his Hand Writing is to draw out a Sunod to the 
following purpose. 

That the Vakiel of the said Governour having represented that his Master 
desires the five following Villages which are near to Chinapatam, They be granted 
to him as a present Viz'. 

Ernavore, near Trivatore, produces every year Pag 9 . 205^ 

Sadiamgoopam D°. 215^- 

Vfepsery, near Egmore, (except that Ground which belongs 

to the Mettah Custom house of the Surcar) 25^ 

Perambore, near D°. ... ... l'4jf 

Poodupauk, E°. ....... 105-fV 

Pa god 8 . ... 6 "5i| 

Enter'd in the Book IV Ramajan in the 25 lh . Year of the Reign of the Great 

Mogull Mahomud Shaw. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 174-3 2 J 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1742-43 

Translate of a Sunod under the Seal of Nabob Sadatulla Cawn Baliauder, 
Subah of Areot Dated the 4 th . November 1742. 

To the Mufasaddy's of the Country of Chinapatam and Surear of 
Tripasore belonging to the Cornatica of Golcondah and to their Successours. 

Be it known unto all men that from the begining of the Year Pasally 1152 I 
have Ordered a Mint to be Erected to coin Pagodas and Rupees in Chindadry Pettah 
belonging to -Chinapatam and the same to be under the Power of M r . Benyon 
Governour of Chinapatam for the Company Wherefore do you let the said Governour 
have and Enjoy for the Company all the Customs that may arise in the said Mint 
Observe this as a strict Taukeed and Perform it accordingly dated Eamajan 17 th . in 
the 25 th . Year of the Beign of the Great Mogull Mahomud Shaw. 

Translate of the Contents write on the back of the foregoing Suuod. 

Orderd that a Mint may be Erected in Chindadry Pettah belonging to China- 
patam for coining Pagodas and Rupees and it may be commenced from the 
begining of the year Fasally 1152 and to be under the Power of M r . Benvon 
Governour of Chinapatam for the Company. 

His Excellency's Order by his hand writing is to draw a sunod to the following 
purpose. 

That Audepa Naik Dubash of the Governour of China Patam represented that 
the Governour desires Liberty to Erect a Mint in Chindadry Pattah belonging to 
Chinapatam for coining Pagodas Eup s . &c'. and that We shou'd free them from 
paying Us the Customs ariseing thereby and let the same be Applied to the said 
Governour for the Comp y . a Sunod is Granted for that purpose, 

Entered in the Book 19 th . Moon Bamajan in the 25 th . Year of the Beign of the 
Great Mogull Mahomud Shaw which is the 6 th . November 1742. 

Traisslate of a Cowle Granted by Nabob Mahomud Sied Cawh Subah of Areot 
to Gauna Pondarum & r S. Merchants of Chindadry Pettah belonging to Chinapatam 
Dated the 17 th . Moon Bamajan in the 25 th . Year of the Beign of the Great Mogul 
Mahomud Shaw, which is the 4 th . November 1742. 

Whhreas you have Petitioned me to free you from Paying Custom in the Country 
on your Importation and Exportation of all Goods, Drugs, Spices, Broad Cloth, 
Raw Silk, Silks, Thread. Grain &c*. from Chintadry Pettah to Areot Pondichery 
and Poonamalley and from those Places to Chindadry Pettah, and to Grant you a 
Cowle for Paying Customat Egmore Mettah in the Country of Poonamalley, I have 
Accordingly Considered and Gratifyed you therein by this my Cowle as follows. 

Fob Heavy Goods jou shall pay ... at fan 8 . 4| 1? Bagg. 

Tobacco... ... at 1 '{> Bag. 

Course and fine Thread either white Red or 

any other Colour " "... ... at T ' F f Viss! 

All Drags, Physicks, etc*. ... ■•• at 2| t Bag. 

Beetle Leaves ... ... ... at -jl^-Bag. 

Cotton Cloths of all sorts either fine or Ordinary 

and of all Colours either white, red ofr] Blue. at -$■ $*■ P;iutch. 

Grain " ... ~. .. at ' ' 4f V 10 Ox Loads. 

Broad Cloth Fine or Ordinary ... at 4| V [P s .~| 

Silk Cloths of all sorts at ^ ^ Pautch. 

Raw Silk Fine and Ordinary ... at 4^ "? Bag. 

I do hereby Appoiut that Custom shall be paid after the forementioned lates 
upon all Goods that are carried from Chindadry Pettah to Areot, Velore, Latah 
Pettah. Negorc, >agapatam, Pondichery &c\ and upon those that are brought from 
those Places to Chindadry Pettah and that you are freed from paying Any Custome 
on the following Particulars. 

All Buzar Cloths which are brought by the Kyeola Weavers from Lellah Pettah 
Conjevaram, Pondichery and other Parts of the Province to Chindadry Pettah to be 
sold in the Market there shall be freed from paying Custom. 
1743—6 



22 



Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 17U2-U3 

Butter, Oyl, Milk, Tire, herbs, Greens. Firewood, Bratta which are brought 
to he sold at the Peltah are freed from paying Custom. 

As I have thus granted you my Cowle you may freely bring Divers Sorts of 
Goods from all Parts and Safely carry on Your Trade & Commerce without any 
Suspician Dated the Day of the Month and Year abovementioncd. 

An Account of the Duties that have hitherto been paid to the Moors on the 
following (ioods &e\ brought to and carried from CHiNDADRr Petfah with an 
account of y e . Duties to be paid henceforward as stipulated in the foregoing Firman 
Viz'. 







Duties 






] 


paid 


to be 


i paid 




before. 


now. 




Fan 9 . 


Cash. 


Fan 8 . 


Cash. 


"Weighable Goods a^ 8ugar, Sugar 










Candy, Lead, Tamarind, Beetlenut 










&c*. 


8 


50 


4 


40 V Bag. 


Drugs, Spices, Phy sicks 


5 


— 


2 


20 V D°. 


Raw Silk 


10 


10 


4 


40 V D°. 


Tobacco 


5 


40 


1 


--V D°. 


Beetle Leaves ... 


1 


30 


— 


20 V D°. 


Cotton Cloths of all sorts & Colours ... 


2 


— 


— 


10 V Patch. 


Silk Cloths of all sorts 


9 


— 


— 


15 V D°. 


Broad Cloth Fine and Ordinary 


18 


— 


4 


40 V Peice. 


Cotton Yarn Ordinary and Fine and 










of any Colour 


— 


15 


— 


5 V Viss. 


Grain 


18 


— 


4 


40 V 10 Oxen Loads. 



An Account of the Duties that have hitherto been paid to the Moors on the 
following Goods &o*, brought to and carried from Chindadee Pettah, now taken off 
by the foregoing Firmans Viz*. 

Duties 
before paid. 
Fan 8 . Cash. 



Buzar Cloths of all sorts 

Butter 

Oil ... 

Firewood Small 
D°. Large 

Straw 

Milk 

Tire 

Bratty 

Greens 

Charcoal 



50 V Patch. 
45 V Measure. 
25 V I>>. 
15 V Bundle. 
20 V D°. 
15 V D°. 
15 V Pott. 
40 V Great Pot. 
5 V Baskett. 
40 V D°. 
40 V Oxen Load. 



Translate of a Sunod under the Seal of Nabob Sadatulla Cawn Babauder 
Soobah of Arcot Dated the 4 th . November 1742. 

To the Mutasaddy's of Country's of Tripasore, &c\ and Surcars of Tripasore 
&c'. belonging to the Carnatica of Golcondah and to their Successours. 

Be it known unto you that I was lately inform'd that Cassawa Acharloo of 
Chindadrey Pettah has nothing to subsist on. I do therefore grant unto the said 
Cassawa Acharloo a Privilidge of One Adda of Paddy ty Galium produced in the 
said Countrie's &c l . and do hereby order you to let him have the said Charity Guift 
every Year, that he may maintain himself thereby and always say his Prayers for 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17 /f3 23 

FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 17U2-U3 

the Increase of the Eiches and Prolong the Life of his most Sovereign Majesty the 
Great Mogull. Observe this as a Strict Taukeed and Perform it accordingly. 
Dated the 17 th . Moon Raniajan in the 25 th . Year of the Eeign of the Great Mogull 
Mahomud Shaw. 

Translate of the Contents writ on the back of the foregoing Sunod. 
A Previledge of one Adda of Paddy '#>• Collum produced in the Coundty's of 
Tripasore &c'. and Surcars of Tripasore &c*. is granted to Cassawa Acharloo of 
Chindadry l'ettah as a Charity Guift. 

His Excellency's order by his hand writing is to draw out a Sunod to the 
following Purpose. 

That the said Cassawa Acharloo having pray'd that A Previledge of one Adda 
of Paddy ^ Collum produced in the Country's of Tripasore &c*. and Surcars of 
Tripasore &e*. may be Granted to him as a Charity Guift it is Granted accordingly. 
Names of the Countries where the foresaid Previledge is to be allowed Vizf. 
Country of Tripasore 

D°. Poonamalley Surcar of Tripasore. 

D°. MannimongalurD, Surcar of Chengalputt. 

D°. Peda Pollum Surcar of Conjevaram. 

D°. Perambauok, Surcar of Conjevaram. 

Entered in the Book 17 th . Eamajan in the 25 th . Year of the Eeign of the 
Great Mogull Mahomud Shaw. 

Translate of a Sunod under the Seal of Nabob Sadatctlla Cawn Bahaudbr, 
Soobah of Arcot Dated the 4 th . November 1742. 

To the Mutasaddys of the Country of Poonamally and Surcar of Tripasore 
belonging to the Cornatica of Golcondah and to their Successours. 

Be it known unto you that I have Granted a Village named Cadapauk Situated 
near Mannalley in the Country before named, (the produce of which is Pagodas 100 
■A ^ Annum) to Audepa Naik Dubash of Chinapatam, as a Present and Charity 
Gift and therefore do you deliver it into his Possession and let him Enjoy the 
Produce for Ever from the Year Easally 1 1 52 Observe this As a Strickt Taukeed and 
Perform it Accordingly Dated the 17 th . Moon Eamajan in the 25 th . Year of the 
Reign of the Great Mogull Mahomud Shaw. 

Translate of the Contents writ on the Back of the foregoing Sunod. 

A Village named Cadapauk situated near Mannalley in the Country of Poona- 
malley and Surcar of Tripasore which produce Pag s . 100 -& every Year, is 
Granted to Audepa Naik Dubash of Chinapatam as a Present and Charity Gift. 

His Excellency's Order by his hand writing is to draw out a Sunod to the 
following purpose. 

That the said Audepa Naik requested to grant him the Village named 
Cadapauk situated near Chindadry Pettah, as a present and Charity Gift which is 
granted to him Accordingly. 

One Village, produce every Year Pagodas 100 ■& 

Enterd in the Book 17 th . Moon Ramajan in the 25 th . Year of the Eeign of the 
great Mogull Mahomud Shaw. 

Arrived Brig. Essex "William Durham from Ingeratn with Bales a General 12 

Letter of the 31 st . Ultimo & M 1 '. Eich d . Prince Passeng 1 . 

Beceived by Peons from Fort S'. David two General Letters of the 13"'. 16 

Instant. 



21 



Becords of Fort St. George 



MONDAY 
TBE 17 TB 



Letters read 
from 
Ingeraru 
acoompany- 
ing Bales on 
the Essex. 



Fort 8t. 

David. 

A fire in the 

Hospital 

there. 

Indent for 

Stores 

Annual 

Letter. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, J AXUART 17 US-US— 

At a Consultation 
Vresen t 
Richard Ben-yon Esq 11 . Govern". President. 
Randall Fowke. Nicolas Morse. 
Thomas Eyre. 

"William Johnson. John Savage 
M*. Harris, indisposed. 
The two last Consultations read & signed. 
General Letters read Viz*. 



N°, 1 3 from the Resident of Ingeram accompanying his Cloth on the Essex 
Brigantine. 

N°. "14 & 15 both from the Deputy Governour and Council of Fort S' David, 
and dated the 13" 1 . Instant ; The first accompanying their Monthly Papers for 
November & Cash Account for December, advising of and referring to their Surgeons 
Report of a Fire that broke out in their Hospital & inclosing an fndeut for Stores, 
& the other Letter containing an Account of the Occurrences in the Company's 
Affairs there for the last year, and -covering Copies of their Papers for England. 



40 B.les 
more ord*. on 
board the 
Wilmington 
as part of her 
Cargo for 
Europe. 

Major 
Knipe's 

Cofnission 



The Gentlemen at S*. David's acquainting Us that there will be only Four 
hundred Bales ready for the "Wilmington by the 25 th . Instant, it's agreed that the 
Bales sending on board her from hence be made up Two Hundred. 



A Commission dated the 11 th . Instant appointing Charles Knipe E*q r Major of 
this Garrison and Commander of the First Company of soldiers Pead and Signed. 



Sale of 1000 
Candy of 
Lead 
ordered. 

Bills of 

Exohango 

signed. 



.Agreed to try One thousand 1000 Candy of Lead at Out Cry, on Tuesday the 
25 th . Instant. ' 

The following sets of Bills of Exchange of this date signed drawn on the Court 
of Directors at Ninety days sight, and payable to the following Persons, at the 
Stated Exchanges, Viz*. 



For Company's Servants at 7 8 V Pagoda. 



To Captain Charles Boddam or 
order value of Charles Boddam. 

To Josbua & George Savage or 
order value of John Savage 



115 — 



300 — — 



2 Sets 



£ 172 10 — 



450 — 



For Free Merchants 



AT 7 4. 



1 To Andrew Drummond or order 

value of Nicolas Morse ... 50 13 — 138 4 72 

1 To James Fordham or order valu" 

of Jn°. Savage 20 1 — £4 £4 40 



2 Sets for Free Merchants at 7 4. £ 70 14 — 192 29 32 



Diary and Consultation Book, 174-3 25 

FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 17U2-U3 — 

£ 70 14 — 192 29 32 

8. d 
In return foe Coral &o f . at 7 8 

1 To Jacob & Abraham Fernandes 

Nunes or order value of Nicolas 

Morse & Eawson Hart 1061 7 6 2768 29 11 

2 Sets for CompaDys Servants 172 10 — 450 — — 

In all 5 Sets amounting to ... £1304 11 6 3411 22' 43 

Thirteen hundred and four Pounds Eleven Shillings & Six Pence Sterling or Three 
thousand four hundred and Eleven Pagodas twenty two fanarns and forty three 
Cash, which sum is now paid in, and the prescribed Oaths respectively taken. 

Richard Benyon Esq*, one of the Executors of the Last "Will and Testament of CertificsteB 
M r . George Drake deceased pays in Ten thousand 10000 Pagodas on Account of fc^nt the 
his Estate, and Three Certificates thereof to the Court of Directors of this date are Eetateof 
now signed. g££J e 

& 

Captain John Tedd of the Wilmington pays in Two thousand five hundred roCapt. 
2500 Pagodas, making Oath that the same is on Account of his Priviledge outward witoingten. 
bound and the Profits thereof, and that he neither hath taken, or will take up other 
Money in India to trade with in the room thereof. 

Nicolas Morse for William Monson Pay M r . reads that Account for last month Paymaster's 

_■ t Acco*. for 



2527 


30 


66 


583 


12 


— 


66 


24 


— 


58 


14 


60 


135 


— 


50 


10 


— 


— 


16 


35 


— 


84 


9 


50 


2009 


19 


2 


14 


14 


20 


617 


3 


— 


212 


30 


42 


6336 


13 


50, ballance 



DeoemT. 
read. 



ChaTges Garrison .., 
Charges Diet 
Charges Cattle 
Charges Hospital ... 
Charges Extraordinary 
FortS*. David 
Fort Marlborough 
Black Town Wall... 
Nabob's Expences 
Town Duty 
Charges General 
Uepairs of Fortifications 



due to M r . Monsou Eight hundred thirty six Pagodas thirteen fanarns and fifty 
Cash 836. 13. 50, which is now paid to M r . Morse. 

The particulars of the Extraordinary Expcnce iu the foregoing Account are ExtraT. 
entered hereafter. E xpe noe. 

The Ship Vizagapatam being about to return to Tizagapatam it's agreed to Madraes 

purchase fifteen thousand 15,000 Madrass Pagodas in Town to send thither on her ^ViS h °-' 

as a present supply for the Northern Settlements, and to send on her also the Half pajamwhioh, 

and Quarter Rupees, the Gentlemen there wrote for, with such of the Wares and ^Quarter* 1 * 

Stores thev indented for as we can spare. Rupees & 

A Wares & 

Store; are 
ord*. thither. 

Agreed also to permit M r . John Stratton to return to his Station here agreable w. Rtratton 
to his request of the 21 st . Ultimo, and that on his coming away M r . Tho 6 . Saunders permitted to 
take charge of the Factory, the Company's Cash, & other Effects there till our further hither? 
orders. 



Ordered that such of the Stores indented for from Fort S*. David as can begot stores ordered 
it thithc 
1743-7 



ready, be sent thither on the Wilmington. to Forts* 

& David. 



Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 17U2-U3- 



Major Knipe Major Knipe attending was acquainted with what we had wrote the Company 

Opinion 8 " about our Fortifications and their Answer thereto, after which he was desired to look 
oonceming over ^ e Works aa d to give Us his opinion what was proper to be done. 



cations. 

Draught of a separate Letter and part of the General Letter intended by these 
ships were read & approved. 

mBBkgeto 1 ° f ^ l jetter fr om ^ r - Nathan Wrighte read as entered hereafter praying permission 

England on of Passage to England on the Walpole whioh is granted. 

granted to Lieutenant Southby requests permission of Passage to England on the "Walpole 

wrigwe 1 "" 1 for ki 8 Wife & Daughter Prances Berriman which is granted. 

& 

M™ Southby 
& her 
daughter. 

oVwtsUg'r Tn e Import Warehousekeeper delivers in as entered hereafter an Account of the 

on the bat Wastage on Melting Three hundred and forty nine slabs of Lead, received & Admiral 

Lead "» Lynn tt ° j T 

& Admiral Vernon and Lynn. 

y?? non ., Rich*. Bent/on. 

delivered m. t, _. 

Kandall Fowke. 
Nic : Morse. 
Tho: Eyre. 
W M . Johnson. 
Jn°- Savage. 



To the Honble Bichaed Benyon EsqA 

President and Governotjr &c t . Codncil of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Finding that India does not agree with my Health, and purposing to return to 
England, I request your Honour &e ts . permission to take my Passage on the Walpole, 
and an order to Captain Lowe to receive me and my necessaries on board. 

I am with the greatest respect 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Fort S t . George Yo r . most humble & most Obed'. Servant 

17 IH . Janry. 1742-3. 

Nathan "Wrighte. 



Tbe Paeticliaes of the Extraordinary Expence in the Pay Master' 
Account for December 1742, arise as follow. 

Charges general. 

Batta abroad and at home 53 6 20 

Charges Extraoudlnary. 

Paid dieting a Choultry Prisoner for 

7 days — 3 40 

Dieting a Lnnatick soldier 2 — — 

Allowanoe to three Monthly Writers Viz*. 
Mrssrs. Jones I . x> in xo 

Cassamajor l at Pa S 8 " l J & Qn 
Goligl.tly J montheach - 30 " - 

Paid Oppyah a Writer under the Secretary. 5 — — 

Batta to 100, of the Peddanaigues Peons. 83 12 — 

Paid a Mauldar on receiving a. Preaent of 

a Serpaw from Poaloor Mahomud Alb*. 6 9 — 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17//-3 27 

. - , - - - ■ - - - 

FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 17U2-b3 

126 24 40 53 6 20 

Paid a Mauldar on receiving a Present of 
a Horse from Velore Shaick Loutf Alii 

Cawne 

Beetle Nut &o*. for Ditto 

50 
Fort 8 r . David. 

Paid M r . Smith's Travelling Charges ... 
Fort Marlborough. 

Allowance to Rajah Cooladeon and 

Servants ... 
Dieting four Coffrees 

Cloathing D ;. White Cloth Pag 8 . 2. 9. 
Caps Fans. 6 

Nabob's expences. 

Paid them, as & Account Particulars . . . 
Town duty. 

Repairing Triplioane Bridge &c*. as & 

Account Particulars 14 14 20 

Black Town wall. 

Materials used & Work Men Employed 

as ffl Account Particulars 84 9 50 

Repairs of Fortifications. 
Materials used & Workmen Employed 

as ^ Account Particulars 212 30 42 

Pagod 3 . 2536 7 24 



Account Wastage on Melting 349 Slabs of Lead, Imported 
&> Admiral Vernon & Lynn 1742. 



7 26 10 






— 22 — 


135 










10 


- 


10 — — 






4 2J — 






2 15 — 









16 


35 




2009 


19 





Slabs. 




Weight 
Before Melting. 




Weight 
After Melting 








30 




10 10 


It 




9 


17 


18 








30 
30 
30 
40 
27 




10 8 
10 11 
10 9 
13 17 
9 — 


19 

17 

2 




9 
9 

9 
12 

8 


10 
16 
19 
18 
12 


24 
1 
6 

10 
4 








32 


219 c 


10 13 


18 


10 


10 

20 


2 


23 


17 




Slabs 


I" Admiral -1 ?5 
v L* ernon J 




70 


11 




32 




11 — 


3 




10 


3 


2 








14 




4 17 


9 




4 


8 


13 








34 




11 13 


7 




10 


IS 


2 








28 




9 12 


20 




9 


4 


3 








22 


130 

349 


7 10 


)3 


14 

4 


7 


3 


20 


17 




Slabs 


^Lynn 

Candys 


41 
120 


2 

22 Can. 
Loss in W 


41 


15 


Slabs 


dysll2 

\ 7 


15 
9 


1 

21 



Loss 
in Wei^l 


it. 


— 12 


21 


— 17 

— 14 

— 10 

— 19 

— 7 


1 
24 
13 

7 
23 


— 10 


20 


— 17 


1 


— 8 


21 


— 15 


5 


— 8 


17 



18 



4 13 



2 16 12 

Candys 7 9 21 



Candys. 120 4 22 



28 Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 17 'US-US 

18 Arrived sloop Experience, from Maddepollatn with Pales and a General Letter 
of the 26 th . Ultimo. 

19 Sail'd ship Vizagapatam, George Bright for Vizagapatam, with a General Letter 
of this date and a supply of Cash. 

— Sail'd the Honble Company's ship Wilmington Captain John Tedd for Fort S l . 
David with Stores & a General Letter of this date. 

22 Sent a supply of Packing Stuff to Maddepollam ou Sloop Experience. 

24 Received by Peons a General Letter from Fort S'. David of the 22 d . Instant. 

— Eeceived by a Country Vessel a General Letter of the 28 th . Ultimo from 
Maddepollam. 

At a Consultation 
Present 
Monday Bichard Benton Esa E . Govebn". President, 

the 24 th . Eandall Fowke. Nicolas Morse. 

Thomas Eyre. 

William Johnson. John Savage. 

M\ Harris indisposed. 
Last Consultation read and signed. 
letters read General Letters read Viz'. 

from 

^dent P for Um ^°- ^ ^ rom -^ Ballyburton at Maddepollam inclosing an Indent for Wares 

Wares & and Stores wanting there. 

%£f%t. K°. 18 from the Deputy Governour and Council of Fort S*. David dated the 22 d . 

David ' Instant advising that the Wilmington arrived there that day, and that She would be 

Wilmington ready for her Dispatches the 29 th . 

arrives there. 

storekeeper^ Edward Harris Storekeeper his Account for last month sent in and read, 

read.' CC ° ' ballance due from him Eleven hundred eighty five Pagodas fourteen fauams & three 
Cash 1185. 14. '6 which is now paid in. 

Money Agreed that three hundred 300 Pagodas be advanced William Johnson Store- 

Mr. a john8on keeper for purchasing stores & disbursements on Gun Carriages &c\ 

Storekeeper. 

Money paid The Import Warehousekeeper pays in Five thousand Pagodas on Account of 

aoeoV of 
Bioad Cloth 



Broad Cloth delivered the Merchants. 



Mes-.™. Leg Mess 1 ' 8 . John Legg ard Frederick Haag their Petitions for passage to England 

request 6 on the Walpole read as entered hereafter and granted. 



passage to 
Ergland on 
the Walpole 

& 
Cap*. Tullie 
for two of hi 

Children. 



Captain Tullie requests permission of Passage to England on the Walpole for 
his two Children Mary and Isabella which is granted. 



Wrighte's ^ lie Secretary pays in Twenty six, 26, Pagodas for M r . Nathan Wright's permis- 

" eion of Passage to England on the Walpole. 



permission o: 
passage 
money 
paid in. 



3488 


6 


8 


9100 


— 


- 


120 


- 


- 


313 


1 


45 


60 


10 


6 


157 


32 


7 


100 


- 


- 


260 


31 


24 


50 


17 


2 


130 


15 


52 


3818 


9962 


8 


48 



Ztfary and Consultation Book, 17 h-S 29 

FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 17U2-k3 

The following sets of Bills of Exchange of this date signed, drawn, on the Court Bills of 
of Directors for Ninety days sight & Payable at their stated. Exchanges to the jw* nge 
following Persons on the following Accounts. 

8. A. 

For Company's Servants &C*. at 7 8 & Pag a . 
Set 

1 To Frederick Haag or order value 

of himself ... 
1 To John Goddard or order value of 

Nocolas Morse 
1 To Captain Ben j:iii)in Lowe or order 

value of PA Benyon Esq 1 ", for 

Ace*, of Cap*. W m . Holcombe of 

Bengal 
1 To Peter Waldo or order value of 

John Hollond ... 

1 To Frances Southby or order value 

of W m . Hi n r r. Southby 

b. d. 
5 Sets ,,, ... .,. at 7 8 .., 

e. d. 
For Free Merchants &c t . at 7 4 ffl Pagodt 
1 To William Monson or order valne 

of himself 
1 To John Starke or order value of 

Eichard Benyon Bsq r 

1 To Charles Lockyer or order value 

of Henry Parsons 
1 To George and Gideon Crawford or 

order value of Ann Crawford ... 

s. d. 

4 Sets for Free Merchants &n t . at 7 4. 

5 Sets for Company's Servants 7 8. 

In all 9 Sets amounting to £6025 7 10 or 15980 2 3 

six thousand and twenty five Pounds seven Shillings and ten Pence Sterling or 
Fifteen thousand nine hundred and eighty Pagodas two fanams and three Cash, 
which sum is now paid in and the prescribed oaths taken. 

Certificates to the Honourable the Court of Directors of this date signed, for Certiecatee 
the following sums paid into Cash here upon Oath Viz 1 . fceTuntof 1 

Set 

1 For 42. 24. 24, Paid in by Nicolas Morse on Account of the Estate of James Capts. 

Saunders, late Commander of the King William. Saunders 

1 For 83. 31. 32, Paid in by Charles Savage Norris on account of Captain Webster 

Benjamin Webster of the Admiral Vernon his Adventure 

Outward hound & the returns thereof. 
1 For 650 — — Paid in by John Savage & Sidney Foxall on Account of & 

Captain Mathew Bookey of the Shaftsbury his Adventure Booke - v - 

Outward bound & the returns thereof. 



2000 


— 


— 


5454 


19 


50 


163 


18 


- 


447 


- 


— 


32 


12 


8 


89 


— 


- 


10 


- 


- 


27 


9 


65 


2206 
3818 


10 
17 


8 
2 


6017 
9962 


29 
8 


35 

48 



Sets 3 For 776 19 56, seven hundred seventy six: Pagodas nineteen fanams 
and Fifty six Cash. 

Major Charles Knipe having surveyed the Fortifications of the Town on the Major 

Westside, from Charles's Pouit To Queom Point delivers in a Eeport thereof £ ni P e ' 8 ... 

'-. , . * Kepurt or the 

as entered hereatter. Fortifications 



to the 
Westward. 



1743-8 



30 



Records of Fort St. George 



Soldier 
discharged. 

Cap*. Lowe 
of the 
Walpole 
represents 
his want of 
Men. 



The Board 'i 
Answer. 



Jf. Eyre 

appointed 
Chief of 
Vizagapatam, 



Indent to 
Ban gal for 
the Burran 

the West 
Coast. A 
supply of 
Money 
promised to 
the Bay. 

Separate 
Letter to 
England 
for the 
Wilmington 
& Walpole. 

The 

Wilmington's 
dispatches 
to be got 
ready as fa6t 
as possible. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 171/8-1(8 

Robert Giles Soldier petitions for his Discharge which is granted, he having 
served out his contracted time. 

Letter from Captain Lowe of the Walpole read, setting forth that he wants 
twenty six Men of his Compliment, that he apprehends the filling it up with Black 
People may be of ill consequence to the Companys ship, and that he is ready to take 
on board such as we shall order. The purport of the said Letter being considered, 
and that neither any orders from our Honourable Mastera nor any clause in the 
Charter-Party oblige us to supply them with the Men he may want and that the 
Circumstances of this place & Garrison will not permit Us to spare him any : An 
Answer thereto to be sent him by the Secretary, is now agreed on as Copied here- 
after with the said Letter, 

M T . Stratton having desired leave to return hither from Vizagapatam in March 
next, and M T . Thomas Eyre offering his service to take Charge of the Company's 
Affairs there the Board very readily consented thereto, & desired he would get 
ready to go as soon as conveniently he could. 

The Sloop Charming Molly being shortly to sail for the Bay Its agreed by her 
to desire the (ientlemen there will send us if they can, on the Princess Augusta the 
Five Corge of Burran Cossaes indented for from the West Coast ; and to advise that 
by the return of the Galatea or the Sloops expected from thence, We purpose to 
send them about Twenty Chests of Eupees. 

The separate Letter to England to go by these ships read and signed in two 
Copies, and the Gentlemen at 8". David's advising Us that the Wilmington will be 
ready for her Dispatches the 29 lh . It's agreed to close one Copy of our General 
Advices to this time, & that all things necessary to her Dispatch be got ready as 
fast as possible. 

BiCH n . Benton. 

Randall Fowke. 

Nio : Morse. 

Tho: Eyre. 

W M . Jhonson. 

Jn°. Savage. 



To the Honble Richard Benton Esq/. 

President & Goversottr &c c . Council of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sibs, 

I beg leave to acquaint you that I have used my utmost Endeavours to procure 
my compliment of Men but have not been able to succeed which Forces me to apply 
to Your Honour &c*. Council for your Assistance therein. 1 now want Twenty Six 
Men to make up my Compliment, which should I fill up entirely with black 
People, I apprehend it might be of the Utmost ill consequence to the Honble 
Company's Ship at this critical time which as I am sensible Your Honour &c\ 
Council are the best Judges of, I only beg leave to acquaint Yo r . Honour &c". 
Council that I am ready to take on board such as you shall please to order, until I I 
have my Compliment. I am 

Honblk Sir & Sies 

Yo r . most Obedient & most hum : sew'. 

Benjamin Lowe. 



Fort S t . George 
24« Janry 1742/3. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17//.3 31 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 17k%-h3 

To Captain Benjamin Lowe 

Commander of the Walpolk. 

Sir 

Tlia President and Council have ordered me to acknowledge their haying 
received Your Letter to them of yesterdays date setting forth that you want twenty 
six Men of Yo 1 '. Coniplim'. That you apprehend your supplying that number with 
Black People may be attended with the utmost ill consequence to the Honble 
Company's Ship at this Critical Juncture, and that you are ready to take on board 
such as they shall order untill you have your Compliment, and in Answer thereto to 
acquaint you That they are under no Orders to supply you with the Men you may 
want : But that their Concern for the security of the Honble Company's Instate 
would at all times excite their best endeavours to assisr you, or any other Command- 
er in such Circumstances, but if you mean that they should furnish you with Men 
from the Garrison, The present Condition thereof, considered with the posture of 
Affairs in this Country will not admit of it, and that you must therefore supply 
your wants in the best manner you can agreable to the terms of yo 1 '. Charterparty. 
I am 

Sir 

Port S t . George, Yo\ most humble Servant 

25 IH . Janry 1742/3. John Savage 

SeC*. 

To the Honourable Bichard Benyon Esq,*. 

Presid t . & Gov\ &c T . Council of Port S t . George. 

Honbie Sir & Sirs 

Having the latter part of my resideace here laboured under a very ill state of 
Health, and finding no benefit from the Use of the Medicines, but that my Disorders 
enerease on me & it being the Advice of the Physicians that a Change of Climate is 
most likely to restore me to my former Health : I am under a necessity of desiring 
to leave the Honble Company's Service in order to take my Passage for England on 
the Walpole Captain Lowe, & to request Your Honour &c ts . kind recommendation 
of me to my Honble Masters that if I should recover my Health so as to be able of 
serving them hereafter, I may hope to return again to my station. I am 

Port S r . George, Honble Sir & Sirs 

26 th . Janry 1742/3. Yo 1 ". most Obedient Servant 

John Leog. 

To the Honble Bichard Benyon Esq,*. 

PRESrDENT AND GOVERN*. &C t . COUNCIL OP PoRT S T . GEORGE. 

In obedience to your Honours Commands, I have taken a Survey of your City 
of Madrasspatnam, from Charles's Point to the Queen's Point, being that part of the 
Fortification, as it is called, which faces towards the island : But 1 must take the 
liberty to assure you, 'tis no Fortification at all, but rather an offensive than 
defensive Wall to your Garrison ; Was it not for the support it has from the seve- 
ral Outhouses of the Inhabitants, which are all built against it, through the whole 
extent abovementioned, it could not stand, Nor was it more than sufficient for a 
Garden Wall when first erected. As to the River which runs by it, That neither is 
any Addition to the strength of your Works, but rather a Nusauce to the Town, for 
I observe in every part of it 'tis continually forded at less than two foot deep. 



32 



Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 17k2-kS 

The Plan laid down for enlarging your City, and carrying a New Fortification 
cross the Island from Charles's Point to the Queen's Point abovemantioned, I have 
by your Hon™, direction very carefully examined in regard to a Foundation by 
making small Wells a considerable depth from the Surface, & by boring several 
Foot deeper in the bottom of each of them, the whole extent of the intended Fortfi 
cation; and find the soil is clay and sand, capable of sustaining any Weight, especially 
if assisted with a Yew "Wells under the Foundation near the River side where, 'tis a 
little spuDgy. As to the River, I will engage to turn that quite of from your 
Town, at a very small expence & supply it's place with a much better Fossee, by 
which the whole Island will be drain'd & become a very firm and solid tract of 
Land. 

This is humbly submitted to Your Honour's and the Gentlemen of the Councills 
consideration by 

S*. 

Fort S t . George Yo r . most Obedient Servant 

25". Janry J 74 2/3. Charles Knipe. 



To THE HoNBIO 

President 



Richard Benton Esa\ 
iND Govern 11 . &c T . Council of Fort 



George. 



Honble Sir and Sibs 

Intending to return to England I request Your Honour &c ts . permission to take 
my passage thither on the Walpole, and an Order to Captain Lowe to receive me 
and my necessaries on board. I am, with much respect, 



Fort S t . George, 
24 th . Janry. 1742/3. 



Honble Sir & Sibs 
Yo r . most humble servant 
Frederick Haag. 



25 Sail'd Brig : Fort S 4 . George, William Millikin for the Malabar Coast. 

27 Sent by sloop Charming Molldy to Bengali a General Letter dated the 2i th . 

Instant. 



At a Consultation 



Thursday 

THE 27 th . 



Aoco*. Sale 
of 1000 
Candies 
of Lead 
delivered in 



Present 
Richard Benyon Esq". Govern b . President. 
Randall Fowke. Nicolas Morse. 

Thomas Eyre. Edward Harris. 

William Johnson. John Savage. 

Last Consultation read & signed. 

The Import Warehousekeeper delivers in as entered hereafter the Account Sale 
of One thousand 1000, Candies of Lead amounting to Thirteen thousand and twenty 
Pagodas eleven fanams and twenty Cash 13020. 11. 20, or Thirteen Pagodas and 
fifty eight Cash and a half 1 3.— 58| $> Candv in an Average. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17h3 33 

FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 17k2-kS 

The Fair draught of the General Letter to England for the Wilmington and Letter to 
Walpole read iu two Copies dated this day and signed. Ordered that for dispatch f r 8 the d 
sake the Wilmington's Packet be got ready to send to Fort S*. David with all l^", 116 ' 00 
expedition and to suspend till the Dispatch of the Walpole to advise to England of signed. 110 ° 
all intervening Occurrences. ah future 

Occurrences 
to be advised 
V Walpole. 

M ,s . Cradock requests permission of Passage to England on the Walpole for her m«. cradook 
Daughter Florentia w ch . is granted. parage to 

England for 
her Child. 

Walter Robertson, Soldier Petitions for his Discharge which is granted he a Soldier 
having served his contracted time. discharged. 

A Letter from Captain Lowe of the Walpole read as entered hereafter, setting Another 
forth, that though he thought himself obliged by Orders from his Owners to repre- Letterfrom 
sent his want of Men to the Board the 24 th . Instant he was sensible we were under about his 
no obligation to supply him with them, but as there are some Soldiers in the wantofMen ' 
Garrison as & List inclosed, whose times are near expired, and who are willing to 
Ship themselves with him he hoped the Board on considering his Case would grant 
their discharges. 

The Captain of the Guard being sent for and interrogated concerning the Men Several 
mentioned in the said List, and giving no extraordinary Character of them as to a^arged. 
any Use they can be of to the Garrison, it was agreed to give them the times they 
had to serve and grant them their Discharges in order to their going on board the 
Walpole. 

Nicolas Morse Export Warehousekeeper reads that Account for last month Export 
ballance due from him One hundred thirty four Pagodas twenty Nine fanams & W cco* h for e 
seventy seven Cash 134. 29. 77, which he now pays in. neoemr. read. 

Nicolas Morse Import Warehousekeeper reads that Account for last month import 
ballance due from him Eight thousand Nine hundred twenty four Pagodas thirty- Acco^foT 
two fanams and fortv four Casli 8924. 32. 44, which he now pays in. Deoem*. 

- 1 J read. 

Captain Lowe of the Walpole pays in Three thousand 3000 Pagodas on Oath, Oapt.Lowe 
that the same is on Account of his -Adventuie Outward bound and the returns Sfney'for 
thereof, and that he neither hath taken up nor will take up other Money in India Certificates. 
to trade with iu the room thereof, of which three Certificates of this date are now 
Signed and given him. 

Six Sets of Bills of Exchange of this date signed drawn on the Court of Bills of 
Directors at Ninety days sight and their Stated Exchanges payable to the following signed ge 
persons on the following Accounts viz*. 

s. rl. 

In Return fob Coral &e*. at 7 8 Pagd a . 

£ [& D. P. F. 0. 
1 To the Eight Honourable Anthony Lopez Suaso 
Earon D' Avernes &c*. Assignees of Anthony Ua 

Costa or their ordor 91 17 4 239 23 50 

1 To John Anthony & Henry Loubier and James 

Tessier or order ... .". 311 13 10 813 4 — 

1 To Natal Levi Sonsino or order .. 270 17 2 706 21 20 



3 Sets value of Richard Benyon Esq* 674 8 4 1759 12 70 

1743—9 



u 



Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 17UQ-U3- 



For Company's Servants &c t . at 7 8. 

1 To Sidney Foxall or order value of Sidney Foxall... 100 
1 To Richard Aspinwall or order value of Kichard 

Prince 200 



260 31 24 
521 26 48 



2 Sets for Company's servants at 7 



300 



783 21 72 



d. 
4. 

w . Empson. 220 — 
674 8 


_ 600 — — 
4 1759 12 70 


£ 1194 8 


4 or 3141 34 62 



For Free Merchants &c t . at 7 

1 To Ralph Whistler or order value of Mat w . Empson. 
3 Sets for Coral bro*. forward at 7.8 

In all 6 Sets amounting to 

Eleven hundred ninety four Ponds Eight Shillings & four Pence Sterling or 
Three thousand one hundred forty one i'agodas thirty four fanams & sixty two 
Cash, which Sum is now paid in and the prescribed Oaths taken. 

Rich". Benyon. 
Randall Fowke. 
Nic : Morse. 
Tho : Eyre. 
Edw d . Harris. 
"W\ Johnson. 
Jn°. Savage. 



To the Honble Richard Benyon Esq\ 

President and Govern 13 . &c t . Council of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

I am sensible Tour Honour &e'. are not obliged to supply me with Men, but 
as I had used my utmost endeavours to procure my Complement without success 
I thought in Duty (not only to I am so directed by my Owners) to the Honourable 
Company I ought to Apply to your Honour &c*. for your Assistance therein, And as 
I am informed the contracted time of the inclosed List is near expired and the 
several Persons therein Named being determined not to contract again, and as a 
Supply of these men will be so considerable to the Honourable Company's ship, and 
as I humbly apprehend but very little weaken this Garrison, I hope Your Honour 
&c l . will take my Case into considerat". and grant discharges to them. 

I am 



Fort S t . George, 
25 th Jan et . 1742-3. 



Honble Sir & Sirs 

Your most Obedient humble Servant, 

Benjamin Lowe. 



List of Nine Soldiers whose Contracted times are near expired. 

Times of Arrive] & On what Ships. Time of Relisting. 

1738 July V Wager 



Mens Names. 
Benjamin Shepheard 
John Godwin 
Peter De Bordau 
Thomas Wilkinson 
Daniel Defoe 
Aaron Lowman 
Gasper Guyger 
Thomas Jeweller 
David Creighton 



1738 July V Wager 
1738 July V Wager 
1733 April V Princess Augusta 

1732 April V Devonshire 
1738 July V Wager 
1738 July %> Wager 

1733 July V Letheulier 
1738 July V Wager 



1738 May 
1738 July 



1738 July 



Tiraee to ser 
6 Months 
6 Months 
6 Months 
4 Months 
6 Months 
6 Months 
6 Months 
6 Months, 
6 Months, 



Diary and Consultation Book, 171+3 



35 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 17 JiS-kS ■ 

Account Sale of 1000 Candies of Lead at Outcry oti Wednesday the 26 th , 
January 1742-3 at twelve months Trust. A discount of Nine & Cent being 
allowed if paid for in six Months, and six q^ - Cent in twelve Months. 



Lead 25 Candies at P s 


, 12* 


¥ Candy Chin Tomby 


321 


31 40 


25 


13 


Ditto 


325 


— — 


25 


13 


M r . Pereival 


325 


— — 


25 


13 


Ditto 


325 


— — 


25 


13 


Cola Singa 


325 


— — 


25 


13 


M r . Pereival 


S25 


_ _ 


25 


13 


Ditto 


325 


— — 


25 


13 


Dermashivy Chitty 


325 


— — 


25 


13 


M r . Morse 


325 


— — 


25 


13 


Ditto 


325 


— — 


25 


13 


Ditto 


325 


_ _ 


25 


13 


Ditto , 


325 


— — 


25 


13 


Ditto , 


325 


_ — 


25 


13 


Ditto 


325 


_ _ 


25 


13 


Perpada Chitty .. 


325 


— — 


25 


13 


M r . Pereival 


325 


_ __ 


25 


13 


Ditto 


325 


_ — 


25 


13 


Cola Singa 


325 


— — 


25 


13 


Kellava Chitty .. 


325 


— — 


25 


13 


M r . Pereival 


325 


— — 


25 


13 


Ditto 


325 





25 


13 


Ditto 


325 


— 


25 


13 


Ditto 


325 


_ _ 


25 


13 ft 


Teagapa Chitty .. 


326 


20 20 


25 


13 


M r . Pereival 


325 


— 


25 


13 


Ditto 


325 





25 


13 


Ditto .„ 


325 





25 


13 


Ditto 


325 





25 


13 


Ditto 


325 





25 


13 


Ditto 


325 


_ 


25 


13 ft 


Cog Chitty 


326 


20 20 


25 


13 ft 


Comrapa .. 


326 


20 20 


25 


13 ft 


Tauna Chittj 


326 


20 20 


25 


13 ft 


Cola Singa 


326 


20 20 


25 


13 ft 


Su ma drew 


326 


20 20 


25 


is i 


Tondava Comrapa. 


328 


4 40 


25 


13 h 


C'nelumbrum 


326 


20 20 


25 


13 1 


Grruapa 


328 


4 40 


25 


13 } 


Ditto 


328 


4 40 


25 


13 1 


Ditto 

Pagodas ... 


32B 


4 40 


Candies 1000 


. 13020 


11 .20 




Nicolas Morse 








Imp*. W.Ho. E r 



At two this Afternoon dispatched the Wilmington's Packet for Eneland bv 9« 
Cooleys to Fort 8*. David, with a Gen 1 . Letter of this date. 



36 Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 17k2-kS 

.At a Consultation 
Present 
Monday Eichakd Benyon Esq*. Goyernour President. 

the3P\ Eandall Fowke. Nicolas Morse. 

Thomas Eyre. Edward Harris. 

William Johnson. John Savage. 

Last Consultation read & signed. 
Cap*. Lowe Captain Lowe of the Walpole attending delivers in upon Oath his Manifest of 

delivers in his -r.-i.rrj 

Manifest. Private Trade. 

Money Agreed that Two thousand five hundred 2500 Pagodas more be advanced the 

PaymMtw 118 Paymaster for the Disbursements of this month. 



Letter to S*« Helena of this date to go by the Walpole read and signed in two 
Copies. 



Helena \> 

Walpole 

signed. 

RupeeB tote Arcot Eupees being risen to Three hundred and twenty 320, for One hundred 

more^fitiTM 100 Pagodas, Agreed that the Import Warehousekeeper sell" One hundred thousand 

coined into jf he can get that price for so many, and that he deliver twenty four Chests of Silver 

npeee. ^ ^ co j ne( j j n j. ^rcot Eupees that they may be ready to send to the Bay by the 

first good Conveyance that offers. 
BiUaof Five Sets of Bills of Exchange of this date Signed, drawn on the Court of 

eigr?d" ee Directors at Ninety days sight and their Stated Exchanges payable to the following 

Persons on the following Accounts viz'. 



In return for Ookal at 7 8 'p Pagoda. 
1 To Judah Supino & Son or order 

] To Ditto ") Value of 

1 To Ditto )>Raodall 

1 To Ditto j Fowke 

s. d. 
4 Sets for Coral at 7 and 8 

For Free Merchants &c t . 
1 To Charles Peers or order value 
Eyre 

In all 5 Sets amounting to 

Two thousand two hundred fort3 T four Pounds Eighteen Shillings and two Pence 
Sterling or Five thousand eight hundred fifty Nine Pagodas twenty five fanams 
and five Cash which sum is now paid in, and the prescribed Oaths taken. 

Survey of the The Walpole's Tonnage being near all on board, Ordered that the Paymaster 

and Gunner go off to Survey her Men and Warlike Stores and report to the Board 
whether they find her in condition to make a good resistance against the Attacks 

ordered of an Enemy. 






501 


18 


10 1309 


14 


73 




501 


18 


10 1309 


14 


73 




907 


4 


— 2366 


22 


1 




304 


17 


2 795 


9 


18 




2215 


18 


10 or 5780 


25 


5 


s. d. 












at 7 4 












of Thomas 














28 


19 


4 79 


— 


— 




2244 


18 


2 or 5859 


25 


5 



Wulpolee 

Men& 

Warlike 



Draught of Draught of the Additional Letter to England for the Walpole read to the few 

&&T t0 last Paragraphs. 

V Walpole 
read. 

Certificates One Set of Certificates of this date Signed, for Thirty eight Pagodas twenty two 

Aooo^of " fanams 38. 22, now paid into Cash by John Savage and Sidney Foxall, upon Oath that 

BooL * ne same i s on -Account of Captain Matthew Bookey of the Sbaftsbury. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17k3 37 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 17U2-U3 

Trivitee Sashachilum and Subramoney Chitty Beetle and Tobacco Farmers pay Rents paid 
in Eight hundred thirty three Pagodas twelve fanams 833.12, for one Months rent Be«e e & 
due the 5 th Instant. Tobacco 

Farm 
& 

Ahmud Cawn Taran & Hajeejee Cawn Taran Farmers of the Arrack and Wine ^? aei & 
Licence pay in Three hundred thirty five 335 Pagodas for one Month's rent due the Licence. 
5 th . Instant. 

Rich". Benyon. 

RaNDALL Fowke. 

JS t ic: Morse. 

Tho : Eyre. 

W M . Johnson. 

Jn°. Savage. 

Beeeived by Peons from Fort 8'. David a General Letter of the 30 th . Ultimo. [Febru- 
ary] 



Arrived Brigantine Talbot, Yellaree Syrang, from Fort S*. David. 



At a Consultation 
Present . 

Richard Benyon Esq*. Govern". President. Wednes- 

Randall Fowke. Nicolas Morse. day 

Thomas Eyre. Edward Harris. the 2 d . 

William Johnson. John Savage. 

Last Consultation read and Signed. Port St. 

David Letter 
read. 

General Letter N°. J 9 from the Deputy Governour and Council of Fort S*. David m ^^' 
of the 30 th . Ultimo read advising their having Dispatched the "Wilmington for Di.paei.to 
England and requesting a Supply of Paddy. Requests 

Paddy. 



The Paymaster and Gunner having been off to Survey the Walpole's Men and ^[ ey , e °, f the 
"Warlike Stores deliver in the Lists thereof and report her capable of making a good Men& 
defence. ' ™ ke 

reported. 

General Letter to the Court of Directors to go bv the "Walpole, and Captain Letter to 
Lowe's Dispatch read & signed. " wSSe*" 

Rich d . Benyon. read. 

Bandall Fowke. 
Nio : Morse. 
Tho: Eyre. 
Edw d . Harris. 
"W M . Johnson. 
Jn°. Savage. 

Sail'd Brig : Essex "William Durham for Ingeram. 2 

Sail'd the Honble Company's Ship Walpole Captain Beaj n . Lowe for England, 3 

with Mess™. John Legg, Nathan Wrighte, Fred k . Haag, M". Southby and four 

Children Passengers. 

Arrived Brig : "V entura, Paulo Pilla from Pondicherry. — 

1743—10 



38 



Records of Fort St. George 



Saturday 
the 5 TB . 



nign'd. 

Money paid 
on Aooo t . 

Rupees & 
Broad CJoth. 



-FCRT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 17U2-k3— 

At a Consultation 

Present 

Eichard Benyon Esa K . Govern". President. 



Randall Fowke. 
Thomas Eyre. 
William Johnson. 



Nicolas Morse. 

John Savage. 

M B . Harris indisposed. 



The President reads the Cash Account for last month, ballance remaining now- 
compared with the Cash Chests, One hundred and four thousand four hundred and 
ninety one Pagodas three fanams and forty five Cash and seven hundred sixty 
seven Madrass Pagodas. 

Three Commissions drawn conformable to an order of the Board of the 11 th , 
Ultimo for Lieutenants Eckman, Hollpnd and Southby signed. 

Nicolas Morse Import Ware House K r . pays in Fifteen thousand 15000 Pagodas 
on the following Accounts Viz*. 

On Account of Rupees sold 10000 — — 

On Acs*, of "Broad Cloth, delivered the Merchants ... 5000 — — 



Pag°. 



15000 — 



Moneys 
advano'd on 
a ceo*, of 

Paddy. 
Painters. 



Telesinga 

Chitee. 

'J remungalon 

Comrapa. 



Paymaster. 



Money reim- 
bursed 
51*. Morse 
oat of the 
Town Duty. 

A West Coast 
Certificate 
paid M r . 
Morse. 



A Brigantine 
for the West 
Coset to he 
Wrote to 
Bjmbay 



Wares & 
Stores ord*. 
to Mada- 
pollam. 

Money p*. 
in aooo*. of 
Quitrenta. 



Agreed that the following Advances be made out of Cash. 

To the Export W.H.K r . to pay for Paddy .. 2000 — — 
&for the Painters ... 1000 - 



3000 



To Telesinga Chitty & Nellamoota Comrapa on Ace*, of Coods 

brought in. 3000 — 

To Teremungalom Comrapa on Account of Fine Goods 

providing by him ■„ ... 1000 — 

To M r . Eyre Paymaster towards the disbursem t9 . of the Month. 2000 — 



M r . Morse having been in advance when Paymaster to the Amount of One 
hundred sixty eight Pagodas eleven fanams and seventeen Cash 168. 11.17, for 
Sundry repairs made by him to the Streets in the Town and the Roads and Bridges 
on the" Island, that Sum is now paid him out of the Town Duty. 

M r . Morse tenders to the Board for Payment a Certificate from the Deputy 
Governour and Council of Fort Marlborough dated the 29 lh . July last for Two 
hundred & twenty eight Dollars paid into Cash there by M r . Barbut for Legacies 
to three Orphans at Madrass. Ordered that it be paid out of Cash at the stated 
Exchange of Fifteen Dollars for Teu Pagodas, it appearing on the West Coast 
Consultations of that date, though omitted to be advised of in the Last Letter from 
thence. 

The Gentlemen at Marlborough representing in their Letter of the 24 th . August 
the Usefulness of a Brigantine of about an hundred Tons to fetch the Pepper from 
the out Settlem 13 . it's agreed to write to Bombay for One and M r . Morse is desired 
to procure from Captain Standard an Account of the proper dimensions for such a 
Vessell to Assist us in forming our request to the Gentlemen at Bombay. 

A Country Vessel being to sail shortly for Maddepollam, it's Agreed to send 
M r . Hallyburton a Supply of Wares and Stores by Her. 

John Savage Rental General pays in Two hundred and fifty 250 Pagodas on 
Account of Quitrents. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17k-3 



FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY Ttk'2-hB 

The President acquaints the Board that he had received a Letter from M r . Jona- a Party of 
than Smart Eesident at Syrian iu Pegue representing that He had been obliged to toPegue? 11 * 
submit to many affronts from the Government there, who would have been more 
troublesome if they had not stood in some awe even of the few People he had with 
him belonging to the Exeter, and if some further Countenance was not given from 
hence it would be impossible to continue the Trade thither any longer. Kequesting 
therefore that a Supply of Twenty or Thirty Europeans might be sent him out of the 
Military, which he doubted not would be effectual to prevent any further ill usuage 
from the Government which was then at Syrian. 

Upon which the Board taking into consideration the great advantages which 
this place has formerly received from the Pegue Trade, and that the Exports thither, 
and Imports from thence pay a Duty of Five & Cent to the Company, who have 
not been displeased that some of their Military have been lent where their own 
Interest was less concerned thau in the present Case; It was Agreed to lend 
M r . Smart Twenty Men with a Serjeant, Corporal & Drummer upon condition 
that he is at the Charge of transporting them thither and back again ; But because 
we have but few Europeans in Garrison, Agreed that the Twenty Private Men be 
Topasses, who with the Serjeant, Corporal & Drummer may be sent on board the 
Exeter now bound to Pegue. 

The President also acquainted the Board that by several Letters from Wande- a Present to 
wash he is informed that it is taken much Notice of, that we have made no WarSewasrf* 
Complim*. to the Court there upon the Birth of the Nabob's Brother, & after some on the birth 
discourse about the State of Affairs in the Country, the Board agreed that the ^ h 8 er 
President might send to the amount of about six hundred Pagodas including the 
Charges. 

The President at the same time acquainted the Board that he beleived there Preparationo 
would soon be occasion to put the Company to a more considerable Expence, for p r e 8 e e ™ t a s d t e for 
that it was no longer doubted but Nizam al Mulck would come to Arcot, in which Nizam ai 
Case it would be necessary to send Presents to him and his son Nazir Jung suitable Mulok - 
to their Rank, and as it is also to be supposed he will either Confirm the Present 
Nabob or Appoint another, in either of which Oases we must pay our Compliment ; 
It was Agreed that the Warehousekeeper assisted by Coja Petrus look about the 
Town & purchase such things as they have reason to beleive will be acceptable 
upon the several occasions. 

Rich d . Benyon. 

Randall Fowke. 

Nic : Morse. 

Tho : Eyre. 

W M . Johnson. 

Jn°. Savage. 

Fort S 1 '. George, Januarv 1742-3. 

Madrass Pagodas. 
D\ C". 
1 To ballance brought from 19 By Vizagapatani Factory 
last month's Account. 624 — — sent thither %* Ship 
10 To the Honourable United Vizagapatam. ... 1500 J — — 
Company's Cash, for 31 By ballance carried to 
part of the Mint next month's Account. 767 — — 
December ballance ... 143 — — 
18 To the Honourable 
United Company's 
Cash paid for ... 15000 — — 



M. Pag*. 15767 — — M. Pag 8 . 15767 

Errors Excepted. 

& Richard Benyon. 



40 



Becords of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 1712-13- 



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Fort S 1 '. George, January 1742-3. 



Madbass Pagodas. 



O- 



[1 st .] To Ballance brought 
from last month's 
Account 

[10*.] To the Honhle United 
Company's Cash for 
Part of the Mint 
December Ballance. 

£18*.] To the Honble United 
Compy's Cash paid 
for .. 



624 



143 



Jany. 19 th . By Vizagapatam 
Faotory sent 
thither f" ship 

Vizagapatam... 15000 — — 
31 By Ballance carried 
to Next M e . 
Accounts ... 767 — — 



15767 



15767 — 



Sail'd Ship Exeter Thomas Wrighte for Pegue with a Serjeant, Corporal, 
Drummer aDd twenty Topasses. 

Sent by a Phar to Fort S*. David a Supply of Grain & a Letter of this date. 
Sail'd Brig nes . Ventura, Paulo Pillah, for Callingapatam. 
Concession, Simon Carvalho, for Pegue & 
Talbot, Yellaree, for Vizagapatam. 
Sail'd Phar Hussain Saib, Sbaick Imaum Syrang for Maddepollam with a 
Supply of Stores and a Letter of this date. 



At a Consultation 
Present 

ElCHARD BENYON Esq, k . Go? B . PRESIDENT. THURSDAY 

Randall Fowke. Nicolas Morse. 

Thomas Eyre. 

William Johnson. John Savage. 

M E . Harris sick. 
Last Consultation read and signed. 

Gaunapah Moodelaire Farmer of the Paddy Fields and Salt Pans pays in Rents paid in 
Seven hundred and tea 710 Pagodas for One year's rent due on the last Cowle ^ddf^Saii 
expiring the 21 st . May last. pans 

Linga Chitty and Berry Tiuiapa Farmers of Trivitore &c'. Villages pay in 
Twelve hundred and Thirty 1230 Pagodas for One Years rent due on that Cowle the 
16 th . October last. 

Nicolas Morse Import Warehousekeeper pays in thirteen thousand five hundred 
13500 Pagodas Viz 4 . 

On Account of Broad Cloth delivered the Merchants ... 7500 — — 
On Account of Kupees sold 6000 — — 



TriTitore 

&ot. 

Villages. 

Money pd 
in aeco*. 
of Broad 
Cloth & 
Rupees sold. 



Pag 3 



13500 — — 



The Import Warehousekeeper acquaints the Board that several Persons had 
been with him this morning to purchase Areot Rupees ; That they had not yet 
offered better than 3 15 <fj> 100 Pagodas, but possibly would very soon bid more and 
therefore desired the directions of the Board : Who taking the same into consider- 
ation and that even 315 is a very good price, That the turns in this Business are 
very suddain & an opportunity of getting a better price may be lost by waiting 



48 



Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 17 US-US ■ 

SaieofiLaek till the Council can be got together. Agreed that it be left to the Warehoase" 
BnpMB 1 keeper with the Consent of the President to negotiate the Sale of One hundred 
agreed on. thousand Arcot Rupees upon the best terms he can, designing to reserve the rest 
The for the Bay, and therefore ordered that the remainder of the Bullion be delivered to 

of'the nder Linga Chitty to be Coined in the Mint at the Pettah upon the usual Terms. 

Bullion to 
be ooined 
into them at 
the Pettah. 

Ensign Jt having been always usual when there lias been a Major here to have an 

Adjutant * Adjutant under him. The President proposed that Ensign Clarke should Act as 

such under Major Knipe, and thut the Adjutants pay be Fifteen Pagodas a month, 

being the sum mention'd by our Honourable Masters in the Regulations received 

by the Caesar which was agreed to. 

The President lays before the board as entered hereafter an Account of the 
Particulars & Cost of the Present sent to Wandewash on the Birth of Alley Doost 
Cawn (including some things which Takiah Saib had wrote for) and the Charges 
attending the same amounting to six hundred Eighteen Pagodas six fanams and 
Ten Cash 618. 6. 10, which is now paid out of Cash. 

Rich". Benton. 

Randall Fgwee. 

Nic: Mobse. 

Tho : Eyre. 

"WX Johnson. 

Jn°. Savage. 



Particulars 
of the 
Present to 
Wandewash 
deliver'd in. 



Particulars and Cost of the Present sent to "Wandewash on the Birth of Alley 
Doost Cawn (including some things Takiah Saib had wrote for) and the Charges 
Attending the same. 

f A Silver Waiter for Beetle and Ferniture "] Arc'. Piup s . Woi*- 

p J A Silver Rose Water Bottle and Salver I 

rA E< } A Case Bottle of Sandal Oil &c». dish f Pz e . 380 

^Filigree Workmanship J 380 



Crimson Velvet 
Gold flowerd Velvets 
Flowered Velvets ... 
Maukin Muxajar ... 
Zeerbaff Large 

Almonds 

Kismishes ... 

Raisins 

Dry Dates ... 

Walnuts 

Mangoes 

Candles 

Rose water 

Spectacles 5 pair 

Snuff 3$ lb. 

Box for D°. 



370 



ffl 320 f- 100 p s . 



... 2 ... 
... 2 ... 

1 
... lOMaund 
... 5 Ditto 

5 Ditto 
... 1|D°. 
... 3 D°. 

.'.'.' 5 L°.' 
... 1 Chest 

for Takiah saib 



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Diary and Consultation Book, 17k3 49 



-FORT 8T. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 17U3-h3 



Chaeges on D°. 






Brought over ... 


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555 13 40 



62 28 50 



Pagod 3 , 



Eeceived by a Country Vessel from Vizagapatam two General Letters of the 13 
15 th . and 26 th . January. 

Arrived Ship Galitia W m . Tullie from Bengali, w th . Lieu*. Gingins. 17 



At a Consultation 
Present 
Richard Benyon Esq\ Gov*. Presid t . Thubsday 

Randall Fowke. Nicolas Morse. the 17 t ». 

Thomas Eyre. 

William Johnson. John Savage. 

M B . Berths, Sick. 

Last Consultation read and signed. 

General Letters read viz*. 

N°. 20 & 21 from the Chief and Council of Vizagapatam. The first dated the Letters read 

15 lh . January being a Duplicate of what they wrote us by the William and Sarah p r a °ia n m y izaga " 
not yet Arrived ; Advising of the Calicoes laden on her and their Nabob's being 

returned from Cuttack. The other dated the 26 th . January Advising the receipt of ^Loles* 10 " 

the Treasure &c r . sent them on the Vizagapatam & M 1 . Stratton's purpose to come to come 

hither on that Ship about the Middle of this Month, and requesting a further hlihei - 

supply of Pagodas. %£g for 

N°. 22, from M r . Hallyburton at Maddepollam dated in January accompany- Madapoiiam 
ing his Journal Parcels and Cash Account for Decern 1 '. Acetate. 

Lieutenant Bodolph De Gingins being Arrived on the Galatea. Ordered that a comiseion 
a Commission be drawn for him, to be signed next Consultation. Lieut*. ° r 

* Gingins. 

Ordered that the Import Warehoused, deliver four Candy of Copper into the * Candy of 
Mint to be Coined into Cash for the West Coast. ' SSSf ta* 8 

the West 
Coast. 

The Import Warehousekeeper acquaints the Board That in the afternoon of the 50000 /\root 
10 th . Instant he was bid after the rate of 310 Rupees for 100 Pagodas and by Eight * t u | T£° ld 
at Night 305, at which rate with the consent of the President he disposed of Fifty loopags. 
thousand. That the next morning the Merchants offer'd to take two Lack at 300, 
which being One hundred and fifty thousand more than the last Consultation 
warranted the Sale of, he immediately repaired to the President when upon consider- 
ing together the great price that was offered for the Rupees & that the money 
laid out in Gold Mohurs would produce in the Bay upwards of One hundred and yo°' 000at 
fifty Arcot Rupees for one hundred Pagodas they did not doubt but the Board would 
approve of the sale of the Additional hundred and fifty thousand ; And therefore he, 
the Warehousekeeper, went immediately aud Struck with the Merchants for the Two 
Lack they wanted. The Rupees to be taken away in One Month and the Pagodas to 
be paid down as the Rupees are taken out of the Warehouse : The Board could not 
but approve of the Bargain, Rupees being this day at Three hundred and sixteen, & 
no buyers. 

1743—13 



50 



Records of Fori St. George 



10,1100 Gold 
Mohurs to 
be bought 
{or the bay. 



Treraunga- 
lom Comrapa 
agrees on a 
Liet of 
Goods, money 
advano'd 
him. 

31 r . Burton 
proposes 
to stop 
Proceedings 
in the Suit 
between the 
Company 



Resolution 
thereupon. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 171$-k8 

The Sloops being soon expected from the Bay and that we may not lose the 
Opportunity of remitting all the money we intend by them Ordered that Money be 
Advanced the Warehousekeeper out of Cash for the purchase of Ten thousand Gold 
Mohur8, Fifteen hundred Chinapatam of 95 Touch, and seven Penny Weight, each 
at Three Pagodas thirty two fanams, and Eight thousand, five hundred. Arcot of 93 
Touch and seven Penny "Weight, at three Paged 8 , twenty nine fanams. 

List of Goods agreed on with Terimangalom Comrapa as entered hereafter, and 
five thousand Pagodas advanced him towards providing them. 



A Letter from M r . Burton read as entered hereafter, purporting that having 
delivered in upon Oath his Answer to the Company's Bill against him in the 
Mayor's Court ; He is desirous that all further proceedings thereon may stop, and 
therefore proposes to deposite the Sum mentioned in the Bill, in the Company's 
Cash, and to abide by their determination on the matter. Upon which the Answer 
delivered in by M r . Burton the 11 th . January to the Company's Bill being read, and 
his request considered. The Secretary was Ordered to acquaint him, that upon 
condition he deposites in the Company's Cash Star Pagodas .1672. 24. 35, at 125 
Allumparra, for 100 Star Pagodas, which is Album. Pagodas 2090. 24. 35, the 
sum sued for in the Mayor's Court. Also Star Pagodas 54. 31. 15, or Allumparra 
68. 16. 63, The Over Charge on Cloth brought in by Andiapa ; Likewise Star 
Pagodas 56. 14. 71. The difference on some Cloth delivered out as Wrappers 
and afterwards brought in again as Sallampores amounting in the whole to Star 
Pagodas 1783. 34. 41, all Proceedings in the Mayor's Court relating to this suit 
may cease 'till the Company's pleasure shall be Known. 

Rich d . Benton. 

Randall Fowke. 

Nic : Morse. 

Tho : Eyre. 

W M . Johnson. 

Jn°. Savage. 



To the Honble Eichaed Benyon Esa E . 

President & Governocr &c t . Council of Poet S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Whereas a Bill of Complaint was preferred against me on or about the 4 th . of 
Dec 1 ', in the Honble the Mayor's Court at the Suit of the Honble Company for the 
sum of Allumparra Pagodas Two thousand & ninety, twenty eight fanams & sixty 
four Cash 2090. 28. 64, To which Bill I deliver'd in an Answer upon Oath on 
or about the 11 th . day of Janry last ; But being desirous to give no further trouble 
nor to create any greater expence & Charges in this Suit My humble request to 
Yo r . Hon r . &c*. is, That this Affair be referred as it now stands to the Honble 
Company and all further Proceedings in the said Court be stopt, I being willing to 
abide by their Determination And for Security am ready to deposite in the Honble 
Company's Cash the above Amount to be returned to me if tho Honble Company so 
decide the Affair ; If otherwise to be for their Use & property in discharge of their 
said demand. 

I am 

Fort S t . George, 
17". February 1742/3. 



Honble Sir & Sirs 
Yo r . most Obedient Humble servant 
Augusius Burton. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17J^3 51 

FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 17k2-hB 

Eeceived by Peons from Fort S*; David a General Letter of the 14 th . Instant. 18 

Arrived Ship William & Sarah John Nurse from Vizagapat m . with Bales and a 20 

General Letter of the J 5 th . January the Duplicate of which was before received 

and entered under N°. 20. 

Eeceived from Fort S*. David Copies of the Letter from thence to England by 23 

the Wilmington and of the Paper? that accompanied it. 



At a Consultation • 
Present 
Eichaed Benyon Esq/. Gov r . President. Thursday 

Bandall Fowke. Nicolas Morse. 

Thomas Eyre. Edward Harris. 

William Johnson. John Savage. 

Last Consultation Bead and signed. 
General Letters read viz 4 . Letters read 

Vizt. 

N°. 23 from the Deputy Governour & Council of Fort S\ David of the 14 lh . *£*f *• 
Instant accompanying their monthly Papers for December with their Consultations Monthly 
and Cash Account for last month. . Papers. 

N°. 24 A Copy of the Fort S>\. David Gen 1 . Letter to England by the g° e ^ r ° f 1 their 
Wilmington dated the 29 th . January accompanying Copies of the several papers LetteAo 
contained in their Packets to England and this place as & Lists entered after the ^f^ d t f n 
said Letter. 

A Commission for Lieutenant Bodolph De Gingins read dated and signed. GhTws 

Commission 
ssign'd 

The Secretary acquaints the Board that he has received from M r . Augustus Mr. Burton's 



deposits 
paid in 



Burton the Sum of Star Pagodas seventeen hundred eighty three, thirty four 
fanams and forty one Cash 1783. 34. 41 and now pays the same into Cash, which 
is ordered to be carried to the Credit of Account Current London, the Board being 
of Opinion that the Goods sent home are by so much overcharged. Ordered that 
the Bail Bond signed by M r . Burton be delivered up to him. 

The Secretary also Pays in Three thousand ninety four Pagodas twenty four hie debt to 

fanams 3094. 24. — The principal and Interest of M r . Burton's Note to Andia pa°- 

Andiapah. Ordkred that the Principal three thousand 3000 Pagodas be passed to carded 6 ™ 81 

the Credit of Fort S*. David, and the Interest wrote off to Proit and Loss. Profit & 

Lobs. 

Richard Bcnyon Esq r . Mintmaster reads that Account for last month, ballance MintJanT. 

due from the Mint Two thousand thirty two Madrass Pagodas twenty six fanams ° co ' rea ' 
and thirty Cash 2032. 28. 30 which he now pays in. 

Bandall Fowke Sea Customer reads that Account for last month Viz'. £ea 

Customer s 

Custom on Goods ' 3606 S3 48 Jaary. Acoo*. 

Custom on Grain 3064 25 — 

Anchorage 39 18 — 

6711 4 48, ballance 
due from him six thousand six hundred seventy two Pagodas six fanams and forty 
eight Cash 6672. 6. 48, which is carried forward. 

Nicolas Morse Import Warehousekeeper reads that account for last month lni P°- 
ballance due from him two thousand four hundred sixty two Pagodas thirteen keepe«.' 
fanams and twenty eight Cash 2462. 13. 28 which is carried forward. Jannr. 



Becords of Fort St. George 



Paymaster's 
JanO'. boot*. 
read 



ExtraT. 

Exrence. 



Land 

Customer's 
JanO. 
account read. 

Storey's. 
JanO". 
acoo*. 
read. 

Money 
adyanc'd 
acoo*. the 
Investment 
to Molinga 
Kistna & 
Ponapah 
Chiltee. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 17 US-US 

Thomas Eyre Paymaster reads that Account for last month Viz*. 

Charges Garrison , 2295 20 52 

Charges Diet 
Charges Cattle 

Fort Marlborough 

Charges Hospital 

Charges Extraordinary 

Black Town Wall 

Nahob's Expences ... 
Town Duty ... 
Charges General 
llepairs of Fortifications 



583 


12 


— 


66 


24 


— 


14 


20 


— 


52 


16 


50 


120 


12 


— 


19 


12 


45 


546 


19 


'67 


19 


10 


70 


568 


6 


24 


68 


12 


64 



4349 



22, ballance 



due from him One hundred and fifty Pagodas twelve fanams & fifty eight Cash 
150. 12. 58, which is carried forward and two thousand five hundred 2500 
Pagodas more are advanced him towards the charges of the month. 

The particulars of the Extraordinary Expence in his Account are entered 
hereafter. 

Edward Harris Laud Customer reads that Account for last month consisting 
of Choultry Customs 419. 20. 15 ballance due from him four hundred and six 
Pagodas thirty fanams and fifteen Cash 406. 30. 15 which he now pays in. 

William Johnson Storekeeper reads that account for last month ballance due 
from him Eleven hundred seventy four Pagodas thirty two fanams & sixteen 
Cash 1174. 32. 16 of which he now pays in Eight hundred 800 Pagodas. 

Agreed that One thousand 1000 Pagodas be advanced Molinga Kistna, and 
Two thousand 2000 to Ponapah Chitty on account of Goods brought in by them. 



The several persons who gave bond for the Three thousand five hundred 



Part of the 

vishvinada Pagodas fine for Vishvinada the Companys late Shroff pay in two thousand three 
late Compps hundred 2300 Pagodas in part thereof which is carried to the Head of Town Duty. 



si, 



id in. 



Request to M r . Morse having obtain'd of Captain Standard a Plan of the dimensions 

aBrigantine proper for such a Brigantine as the Gentlemen at the West Coast write for, pro- 

fcr the "West duces the same to the Board, which being approved it's agreed to form our request 
to Bombay for such a Vessel agreable thereto. 



Lett", to 
Bombay, 
Tellirheny & 
Anjengo 

Bents paid in 
of the Betle 
& Tobacco 
Farm & 

Arrack & 
Wine 

Licence. 



Sonic Gcods 
for Presffltu 
bought. 
Jlony adv*. 
tor them 

& 
More to be 
bought. 



Diaughts of Letters to Bombay, Tellicherry and Aujeugo agreed on. 



Trivitee Seshachilutn and Subramony Chitty Beetle and Tobacco Farmers pay 
in Eight hundred thirty three Pagodas twelve fanams 833. 12, for one month's 
Bent due the 5 th . Instant. 

Ahrnud Cawn Taran & Hajeejee Cawn Taian Farmers of the Arrack and Wine 
Licence pay in Three hundred thirty five 335 Bagodas for one month's rent due 
the 5 th . Instant. 

The Export Warehousekeeper according to order lays before the Board a List 
of sundry Goods which he has hitherto met with in Town with the prices insisted 
on by the Persons to whom they belong wliich being examined and thought proper 
for Presents he is Advanced Pour thousand five hundred. Pagodas towards paying 
for the same, and he is directed to continue his enquiry after any more that are 
procurable. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17 kS 



53 



FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 17M-kB 

There being some information that Nazam al Mulck with his son Nazir Jing Provisions to 
have thoughts of coming down to this Place. Ordered that the Warehousekeeper ^™ on 
lay in a Quantity of Fine Uice, Horse Gram, Butter and other Provisions as like- being expeot- 
wise some Persia Fruit agreable to what may be expected upon suoh an Occasion, e ere ' 
and that he consult Coja Petrus and Hodjee Addee for the quantity of each sort. 

Agreed that besides the 10000 Gold Mohurs the Warehousekeeper was sou more 
ordered to purchase for the Bay the 17 th . instant he buy 50U more of the China- £?£ to?™* 
patam Sort which it's thought may be wanted to send with the Presents to Nizam Wards the 

Nizam. 



al Mulk. 

Nicolas Morse Export Wareh°.k r . reads that Account for last month, ballance Expo. 
due from him Pag". 246. 7. 37, which is carried forward. j^Aeoot 

Eich d . Ben yon. 
Randall Fowke. 
Nio : Morse. 
Tho: Eyre. 
Edw d . Harris. 
W M . Johnson. 
Jn°. Savage. 



The Particulars of the Extraordinary Expence in the Paymasters Account 
for January 1742-3 arise as follow. 



10 



Charges Extraordinary ... 




Dieting a Lunaticb soldier 


... Pag?. 2 


Allowance to three Monthly Writers Vizt. 




Messrs. Jones 


...") at pagodas 


Cassamajor ... 


... W month. 


Golightly . . . 


...J 30 — 


Ditto to a Writer in the Secretary's office. 


5 — 


Batta to 100 of the Pedunaigues Peons 


83 12 



Charges General. 

Batta aboard etc*. Home 
Fort Marlbro. 

Allowance to Kajah Cookden & Servants 

Dieting 4 Ooffree Slaves 



10 — 
—20- 



Black Town Wall. 

Materials used and Workmen employ'd as ffl 

Acco*. Particulars ... ... ... ... ... ... . , 

Nabobs Expences. 

Paid them as ffl Account Particulars .. ... 

Town Duty. 

Repairing Bridges &c 4 . as ffl Account Peiticulars 
Repairs of Fcrtieications. 

Materials Used and Workmen Employ'd as ffl Account Particulars. 



Pagodas 



List of Sundrys offered for i 



yds. 



Brocade white ground with Silver 1 price q*. 24 J ® 7 Pag 8 , ffl 

Yard ... 

D°. Purple and Silver 1 peiceq*. 24 Yards® 8 pagj. ffl Yard. 
Gold & Silver Flowerd Silks Eueope Pattern 1 p 9 . ® 

23 Pag". d°. 

Gold Flower'd Nankin Silks 24 peices double ® 25 ... 
Large Painted Looking Glasses 2 pair ® 150 ea. pair 



1743—14 



120 12 
16 30 



10 20 




169 27 — 
192 

726 

600 

300 

1987 27 — 



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FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 17k c 2-h3- 

Brought over 
Bohemia large lustre of Christal 



China Cisterns 2 

A Gun Silver Mounted 

Horse Furniture with Plate Bridle Water Guilt 
Cost in England ... .. ... ... & 

Pistoles 1 p r . mount d . w th . silv r 



Companys Officers sealing Fees Porter &c*. 



Velvets China. 

Red 10 peices 'a) 11 

Green 8 do. 

Velvets Europe. 

Green 6 p". 163 Yards $ % %\ 

Scarlet 3 d°. 73J ® 3 

Embos'd Aurora 3 ® 30 

Green 1 

Broad cloth Fine of 2 coloms 3 p s 

Rose Water 1 st . sort 15 Chests "2 

2* 15 <a 

3 d . 40 r a 

Candr 

Almonds 25 ® 26 

Kismisses 1 ... 



105- 


-4 


— 


12 


12 


— 


117 16 





— 


IS 


— 



118 14 
110 — 



409 24 
220 18 



60 y d9 . | ® 3 W yard 
120 
97 18 
240 — 



China Ware Japan Dishes 
Pl&tes 
Butter Potts 



Cor. p s , 

8 3 

43 8 



1987 27 — 

250 

40 

50 



356 10 44 

198 



630 6 60 

90 

35 

182 9 — 



457 18 — 



Pagod 3 



650 — 
22 — 



700 



56483 5 24 



[March] 
Tuesday 



At a Consultation 
Present 
elchard benyon es<}\ govern*, president. 
Eandall Fowke. Nioolas Morse. 

Thomas Eyre. 

William Johnson. John Savage. 

M". Harris in 



Last Consultation read and signed. 
February The President reads the Cash Account for last month, ballance remaining now 

re"d. AcCt ' compared with the Cash Chests One hundred nineteen thousand seven hundred 
Ninety two Current Pagodas Eleven Fanams and twenty one Cash 119792. 11. 21 
and Two thousand seven hundred ninety nine 2799 Madrass Pagodas. 
The iosoo The Import Warehousekeeper acquaints the Board that pursuant to their 

bought ° u " Orders of the 17 th . & 24 th . Ultimo he has purchased and received 



2000 Chinapatam Gold Mohurs ai 3 32 evoh ant-, to .. 
8500 Arcot 3 29 


. 7777 
32347 


28 — 
8 — 


I 10500 amounting to Pag 8 . 


40125 






Diary and Consultation Book, 17U3 55 

FORT ST. GEORGE, MaBCR 17 US -US 

Forty thousand one hundred and twenty five Pagodas which sum is now advanced him P aid f °* oat 
oat of Cash to pay for the same. 

The Export Warehousekeeper delivers in a further List of Goods offered to sale More Goods 
as entered hereafter which being examined and Approved of he is directed to t,ougkt reMn & 
purchase them and is now advanced Eight thousand five hundred 8500 Pag\ for ™ one y , 
that purpose, and also Two thousand 2000 Pagodas to pay for provisions &c*. thlm""* for 
provided by him agreable to a List given him by Coja Petrus and Hodjee Addee Fusions 
as directed" in last Consultation, and entered after this. 

The Board then took into consideration to what amount it would be proper to Presents 
send in Presents to Arcot and Coja Petrus and Hodjee Addee attending, Coja be 0J> °sent to 
Petrus produced a Letter from Imaum Saib, who writes it would be necessary to send Nmm ai 
Presents not only to Nazam al Mulck but also to his Son Nazir Jung, and to Coja fuug'& Coja* 
Abdulla Cawn which last is at present named for Subah of this Province. After some Abdullah 
time spent in debating this matter, it was agreed to make out a List to the amount 
of Thirteen thousand Pagodas or thereabouts, which List should be sent to Imaum Tb e method 
Sahib and to leave it to him to divide the particulars in such manner as he should the^Prerents 
think proper. That Hodjee Addy be desired to write the President's Letters to a s reed on - 
Nizam al Muluck, Nazir Jung and Coja Abdulla Khan, and that the Company's ££* , 
Braminy and Mullah do go with them and when the Lists are formed agreable to Munah* 8 
Imaum Sahib's directions they be inclosed in the Letters, for which purpose they are Brami £y 
to carry the President's seal along with them. 

Mess rs . Thomas Eyre, Samuel Harrison and Lieutenant Hollond were Appointed Messrs. Eyre, 
io go with the Presents, and order'd to get themselves ready as soon as possible, HoiSnT to 

accompany 
the Present*. 

The purport of a Letter from the Presid'. to Imaum Sahib and also of one Purport of 
from Coja Petrus to imaum Sahib agreed on : This last to contain more at large the b^aen^wia 
good Offices we expect from him particularly a Confirmation of the Grants of the the '"- 
Five Villages and the liberty of Coining Arcot Eupees and to obtain a Dustuck for 
passing the Company's Calicoes free of Juncan through the Country. That these 
services performed we shall not be ungratefull. 

Eich b . Beny/on. 

Randall Fowke 

Nic: Morse. 

Tho : Eyre. 

W M . Johnson. 

Jn°. Savage. 

List of Sundries offered for Sale. 
Nankin Gold flower'd Silks 

3 L Double Pieces at 25 Pag . ^ P s . 775 — — 

Brocade Silks 

2 Pieces 25 Pag s 1> P 3 . 50 — — 

1 D°. 15 — — 

Europe Brocade 

1 Piece q + *. 16f Yards 170 — — 

Gold Velvets 

33 Pieces 15 Pag*. ? P*. 495 — — 

Flower'd Velvets with Gold 

30 - — 

216 — — 

1120 — — 

110 — — 

32') — — 

240 — — 

3541 — — 



2 Pieces 


15 Pag' 


, f ps 


Gold Mushnud 
1 

Persia Bracades 
14 Fieees 

2 
4 

4 






80 Pag s 
55 
80 
60 


. ?■ P 3 . 



5b 



Records of Fort St. George 



Persia Carpets of Sorts 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 174S-. 
Brought over 



3541 — — 



2 %7\ feet long & 12 feet broad 

2 28£ 9| 

1 374 14| 

1 31* 9 

1 28 10J 

1 21 13 


300 
250 
350 
250 

150 
150 


| 


- 


China ware 

4 Dishes & Bowles & 58 Plates 


65 






Candles 

20Maund 5| Pags. f M d 


110 


_ 




Fine Almonds 

9iMaund 8 \> Do. 

A Double Barrel Gun 8f a Pair of Pistols 


74 
80 


- 


- 


Strong waters 

Orange 15 | ^ Dozen with Corks Bottles etc*. 








50 


11 


10 


Silver Fillagree 

11 Sets and 6 Eose Water Bottles 


... - 1109 


13 


40 


Arabian Horses 

2 


800 









Pagodas 



7279 24 50 



List of Provisions, &c*. laid in on Nazam Al Mtjluck.'s being 
excep[sz'c]ted at 8*. Thome. 



Fine Paddy 

Coarse Kice ,.. 

Ditto 

Ditto 

Green Gram 

Ditto 

Bed Gram 

Ditto 

Black Gram ... 
Horse Gram ... 

D°. FortS*. David 

Sauagalloo ... ... ... ... 

Guee 147 Duppers q 1 ^ Netfc Candy 

Fowls 

Advanced for Goats 

Gunny Bags ... ... 



Garce. 


Melons. 










5 


10 ! 


it 36 Pag 8 . W Garce 


180 


32 


33 


6 





57 


342 


— 





— 


18| 


6| Mercals V Pagoda 


2 


25 


40 


— 


37f 


6* 


4 


29 


20 


1 


323 


7 


103 


11 


— 


— 


168 


8J 


18 


32 


32 


— 


200 


8 


25 


— 


— 


— 


388J 


n 


51 


28 


70 


— 


39 If 


7 


56 


13 


5 


4 


— 


50 Pagodas V Garce 


200 


— 


— 


2 


— 


47 12 fa 5 . 


94 


24 


— 


3 


lb. 


50 


150 


— 


— 


84 


13 


24| Pag s . f Candv 


833 


25 


20 






648 


38 


11 


20 








20 


— 


— 








60 


— 


— 




2172 


17 









Cooley hire 
Pagod 8 . 


20 


— 


— 




2192 


17 


- 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17k-3 



57 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 17U2-U3- 



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Diary and Consultation Book, 17 If 3 



FORT -ST. GEORGE, MARCH 17 US-US 

Sail'd Ship William and Sarah, John Nourse, for V T izagapatam. 
Arrived Ship S cta . Catharina, Andrew Martins from Macao. 



At a Consultation 

Present ,, 

Monday 

RlCHARD BliNYON Esq". G0V e . PRESIDENT. the 7 th . 

Randall Fowke. Nicolas Morse. 

Thomas Eyise. Edward Harris. 

William Johnsox. John Savage. 

Last Consultation read and signed. 

Nicolas Morse Import Warehousekeeper pays in two thousand 2000 Pagodas Money pa. in 
on Account of Broad Cloth delivered the Merchants. Broad cioth 

& 

Agreed that Three thousand 3000 Pagodas be advanced the Paymaster to- Advano'd the 
wards the Charges of the Month, and that M 1 . Morse act as Paymaster during the Pa y ma8ter - 
absence of W. Eyre. 2'JfSSt 

Mr. Eyre'a 
absence. 

The President acquaints the Board that himself with the Export Warehouse- Tne Parti - 
fceeper, Coja Petrus and Hodjee Addy, had pitched upon such things as they p^ents 
thought most proper to send as Presents to Arcot to the value agreed upon last ohosen. 
Consultation : The Account whereof is now delivered in and Entered hereafter ; 
That the whole are packed up and ready to set out tomorrow. 

Then were read the Letters to Nazim al Muluck, Nazir Jung, Coja Abdulla j^^Sm g ° 
Khan, & Imaum Sahib from the President, and one from Coja Petrus to Imaum Presents 
Sahib, all which were interpreted by the Translate Viva Voce there not having been 
time to transcribe them in English. 

Agreed that six hundred Rupees, Two hundred Pagodas in Gold, and Two M °^ es sent 
hundred Pagodas in Fanams, be delivered M r . Eyre for paying Batta to the Peons Sir. Eyre fori 
and Cooleys on the Road, and during their Stay in the Camp, and that if more be BmedMoa* 119 
wanted that he carry a Letter of Credit on Boocuniee Caushedoss. & a Letter 

of Credit. 

As it may also be necessary to present some Gold Mohurs at the First GoidMohurs 
Audience, or that they may otherwise be wanted during their stay in the Camp, tobepre- 
agreed to deliver M 1 '. Eyre Five hundred with the rest of the Money. 

Then a Set of Instructions was also read and agreed on as Entered hereafter. J" m"^" 8 

Eyre, &ct. 
RlCH D . BENYON. agreed on. 

Randall Fowke. 
Nic : Morse. 
Tho : Eyre. 
Edw d . Harris. 
W M . Johnson. 
Jn°. Savage. 



60 



Records of lort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 17U8-U3 

Account of the particulars and Cost of the Presents going to Aroot for Nazim 
al Muluck, Nazir Jung & Coja Abdulla Cawn. 



qtg. 



Nankin Gold and Flower'd Silk, double pieces 
Gold & Silver Flower'd Silks, Europe Pat ns . 
Velvets Flower'd with Gold p 9 . 

Brocade, White & Silver Ground 1 
Brocade, Purple & Silver 1 

Brocade, Europe 1 

Persia Brocade, viz*. — 

10 P". 6 Y ds . long 
2 



Persia Carpets, viz*. — 



2 


27i 


Yd*, 


• h>ng 


aud 12 Y^. broad 


2 


28|- 






9i 


2 


28 






10-1 


2 


21 






13 


1 


m 






14| 


1 


31* 






9 



P". 

35 at 

22 

35 

24J yd, 

24 

16f 



P. 
25 
33 
15 
7 
8 
10 

80 
55 



300 
250 
150 
150 
350 
250 



A Gold Mussnud 

Fillagree Plate, viz*. 

Ottar Dans 3 P* 372J E.Wt. 

Collnm Dans 2 297 £ 

Pan Dans 4 5651 

An Equipage for Coffee Cups 148 

A Kose Water Bottle, in shape 871 

a Bird 

Eose Water Bottles 6 304£ 



13 59 



C. P. 

— ea 875 

— 726 

— 525 

— 169 
192 
170 



800 
110 
120 
160 



F. O.P.F.C. 



1450 — - 
216 — -- 



Workmanship 



1775 

1775 



Rupee W*. 3550 at 320 V 100 Pagodi 
Large Painted Looking Glasses 2 P". at 150 
China Ware — 

Large China oisterns 1 P r . 



Japan Dishes 

Do. Plates 

Do. Butter Potts 
Plates 

Sneakers and Plates 
Large Gold Disbes ... 

D°. Bowles ... 

Laige Gold Dishes ... 

D°. Bowles ... 



]000Pr. at 10 \>\ 

!} 



corge 

8. 31 
43. 8 > 

8. 8 J 

2.18 
T> 100 P 1 ' 



1} 



1109 13 40 

300 — — 



700 



35 — — 

100 — — 



30 — — 



110 — 



Carried forward Pagodas 



7008 4 40 



Diary and Consultation Book, 171*3 



61 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 17U2-U3- 



Velvets 
Green 
Crimson 

Embossed Cloth 
Aurora 
Green 



p b . 

6q*. 

3 



Brought forward 
163| 



at 



P.F. 

2.18 



at 30 P*. V P 



Broad Cloth Fine y<K 

Scarlet & Blue 3 q*. 60| at P". 3 

Almonds 

10 Candy at Pag a 26 V Candy 
9JMaundat 8 f Maund 

Kishmisses 1 Candy 
Candles 1 D°. 
Kose Water 

1 Sort 15 Chests at Pag 8 . 8 W Chest ... 

2 15 6i 

3 9f 6 

A Silver Mounted Gun .. 

A Gun and Pair of Pistols, Double Barrels 
A Fowling Piece, Silver Mounted 
A Long Gun, Silver Mounted ... 
A Pair ol Pistols, Silver Mounted 

D°. 
Crimson Velvet Cushions 8 at P. 37.18 ea 
Toung Arab Horses 2 ... 
White Aniseed Water 5 Doz. 
Orange Water 15 
Empty Bottles, Corks &c*. 

Dram Cases 

N°. 1 2 Cases at 4 Pags. ea , 



2 2 
5 1 


4.18 




Broad Cloth, Fine 






Soarlet 

Green 

Yellow 

Aurora ... 


p 3 . 
14 at 

6 

6 
24 


P. F. 

34 18 . 
26 18 , 
26 
19 


Broad Cloth, Ordry 
Bed 


18 


12 18 , 


Green ... „, 


18 


12 18 . 


Broad Cloth 

Scarlet Fine ... 

Green D°. 

Aarora 

Green Middling... 


Yd 8 . 
4| 
4| 
3 
5 


2 1 . 
127 . 
1 
—31.40 



409 24 60 

220 18 — 



7908 4 40 



630 6 60 









125 

182 


260 


— 


— 




74 


— 


— 


334 
22 














110 


120 










97 


18 


— 




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249 


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35 
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1743-16 



62 



Becords of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 17U2-M- 



Chakges op Package &C*. 



Gold Lace ... 34 Yards at Pag s . If « Y 1 '. ... 

Bussorah Gold Thread 

Metchlepatam Chints 4 P s . at 1-4-40 ... 

Green Taffety 5 P". 

Two Silk Girths, two Zarbunds and two Baugdares. 

Two Cotton D° 

Making Horse Furniture ... 

Two Bridles and Buckles ... 

Making Sumpter Cloths 

Gold work on the Pose Water Bottles 

Saffron 1 Seer 

Cummin Seeds ... 2 Vise for the Carpets ... 

Bengali Paper 

Straw and Paddy Husk ••• 

Oakum 

Packers & Cooleys 

Baskets 



5.1 



Brought over Pagodas 



Iron Wood & Country Wood, P 1.7— Teak 

Timbers P. 36 

Cooly hire, bring D°. 

Hinges & Staples ... 
IN ails of Sorts ... M d . 
Carpenters & Smiths Work 
Dungaree 1 P 9 . 



— 18 60 
3 9 — 

— 15 — 
3 33 40 

— 25 — 

— 18 — 



12738 26 40 



Long Cloth Middling 7 D°. 17 Cot*, at 2J ea... 

Wax Cloth 3 9 3 

Gunneys 220 7\ ? 100 

M d . lb. 

Bope 10.17 7%W Candy 

Twine 3. 16 10 V D°. 

Cotton 3. 9 30 ^ D°. 



20 



1G 18 — 



215 6 37 [«ib] 



Pagodas ... 12953 32 77 



To Messes Thomas Eybe 

Samuel Harrison & 
John Hollond. 
Gentlemen 

We have appointed you to Attend the Presents now sending to Arcot for 
Nazim al Muluck, Nazir Jung and Coja Abdulla Khan, The Letters sent by you 
for them are meer Letters of Compliment and to inclose the Lists of Presents sent to 
each. 

Those Lists must be formed at Arcot agreable to the Directions of Imaum 
Sahib to whom a List of the whole is sent to be divided as He thinks Proper. 

You will acquaint Imaum Sahib, that as you are entire Strangers to the Customs 
and Ceremony to be observed at the Durbar. You must rely upon his information 
and Advice in those Matters. He will doubtless tell you that at your first Audience 
it will be proper for M r . Eyre to present Nazam al Muluck &c t . with some Gold 
Mohurs in the Governour's Name, and will tell you the number, as well as how 
manv each of the rest of the Gentlemen should present at the same time. 

We suppose your Audience will be but short, and that after the common Com- 
pliments are over you will have leave to retire. If nevertheless any Questions 
should be asked you about our Trade and Priviledges the more general your 
Answers are the better. As to our Trade they know how much Money We lay out 
in the Country, And we carry no money out but what We bring in & should 
carry away less if We could lay out more in these parts. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17U3 



FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 17 US-US 

The Priviledges we have were granted Us by Zulpherker Cauneand other great 
Men of the Country & afterwards confirmed to Us by the Great Mogul Furruckseer, 
and for what more is wanting to enable us to carry on our Trade with ease We must 
depend upon his Excellency's favour. 

We know not what occasion you may have for Money to pay the Durbar 
Charges, But we have deliver'd M r . Eyre, Eive hundred (iold Mohurs, & Pive 
hundred Pagodas in Rupees, Fanams and Pagodas. We also deliver you a Letter 
of Credit on Boocunjee Caushedoss who will supply you with what Money your 
occasions require. We are 

Gentlemen 

Yo r . Affectionate Priends 

Poet S t . Gboege, Rich d . Benyon &o\ 

8 th . Maech 1742-3. 



At seven this Evening Mess 1 ' 8 . Eyre, Harrison & Hollond set out for Arcot 8 
with the Presents for Nazam Al Mulluck. 

Sail'd Sloop Nancy John Vass for Bengali. 11 

Arrived Ship Nangonaut, Constantine Falcon, from Mergee. 13 



At a Consultation 
Present 
Eichaed Benyon Esq b . Gov*. Peesident. Monday 

Randall Poavke. Nicolas Moese. the 

Edwaed Haebis. 14 th . 

William Johnson. John Savage. 

M K . Ei'EE attending the Presents to Nazam. 
Last Consultation read and signed. 

Ageeed that Two thousand 2000 Pagodas be advancsd the Export Warehouse- Moneys 
keeper ; One thousand for the Painters ; The other to pay for Paddy. S£?.°' d 

Wareh r . for 
Painters 
& 
Paddy. 

Ageeed that One thousand 1000 Pagodas be advanced Terernungalum Comrapa Tremungaiom 
on Account of Goods brought in. Comrapa 

° for Goods. 

Three Translates of Letters from Ceyloan concerning the Europeans Cast away Letters from 

on the Josias & a Cadjan from two of them to Captain Eckman read as enter'd Naming 

hereafter, upon which the President acquainted the Board that the Presents he had th « 

sent to the King of Candia which Amounted to about Two hundred Pagodas having toere Peans 
been entirely at his own Expence he hoped the Company would Compleat the work & 

by advancing the Hundred and fifty Pagodas especially as it was only to be paid in w tw" 

Case the Men obtain'd their Liberty ; Upon which it was agreed, and accordingly of them> 

Tomby Chitty was acquainted that upon the Europeans receiving their Liberty the It>8 a g ree(i 

Board would see him paid the said sum. iso Pag^ 

on their being 
releas'd. 



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Records of Fort St. George 



Nizam being 
on his 
maroh 
Southward 
Mr. Eyre 
desires direc- 
tions how 
far to proceed 

& 
is direoted 
to be guided 
by Imaum 
Raib therein. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 17 US-US 

The President acquaints the Board he has received a Letter from M r . Eyre, 
advising that many of their Cooleys having deserted upon the Eoad had a good deal 
retarded their journey : That Nazam Ai Muluck was upon his March Southward 
and he doubted whether he should be able to overtake him before he should be got 
out of the Province, however he had wrote Imaum Sahib of his being on the way 
and desired also directions from hence how far to proceed, which being taken into 
consideration, The President was desired to write M r . Eyre to follow the Camp,- 
except he should receive directions from Imaum Saib to the contrary. 

Rich". Benyon. 
Randall Eowke. 
Nic : Morse. 
Edw b . Harris. 
W M . Johnson. 
Jn°. Savage. 



Translate of a Letter from Vengyah, One of the Ministers of State to the King 
of Conde to Markashy his Brother at Madrass, dated the 5 th . Dec r . 1742. 

I received your Present of three Gold thred Turbants, four Painted Lungees, 
One Shaul, One Seal Ring, & ten Coral Beads. 

The Letter, & Presents that Tomby Chitty sent to our King were safely 
deliver'd, & at the Same Time the favour was requested concerning the Europeans, 
who sent for them, & order'd them to depart, they replyed to his Majesty that 
there was several of them that came there, but they were all dead excepting a few 
who were married, & that they could not depart so suddenly therefore desired to 
stay four or five month's longer at the Expiration of which time I shall take care to 
see them embarked for Madrass, I desire you will Acquaint Tomby Chitty concerning 
this Affair for whom I have a very great Yalue, & Esteem. 

Translate of a Letter from Mola Maguntrum Chief Merchant to the King of 
Conde to Tomby Chitty, dated 5 th . December 1742. 

Your Letter, & Presents that you sent by Andeapah Chitty to our King came 
safe, which I accompanied to his Majesty, who received them with a great deal of 
Pleasure, the Europeans, that you wrote about, Andeapah will give you a full & 
true Account of them, as will also a Letter from his Majesty to You, 

I prevailed with the King's Prime Minister with the Promise of One hundred 
Pagodas ; & fifty Pagodas to inferiour Servants belonging to his Majesty, concern- 
ing the Liberty of the Europeans which sum if You please to send in Nellore Moores, 
well & good, otherwise a Note from under Your hand for the said sums will do as 
well & upon the Receipt of either Your desire shall be complyed with, & if not 
performed Your Goods, or Note shall be returned You. 

Translate of a Letter from the Prime Minister to the King of Conde at the 
Capitol City of Nagree on the Island of Ceylon, to Tomby Chitty Merchant 
at Madrass dated the 27 th . November, 1742. 

The Letter & Presents that you sent by Andeapa Chitty to our King came 
safe to hand, which I deliver'd myself to his Majesty, who Accepted of them very 
kindly. 

You wrote in Your Letter concerning the Europeans that were in the Ship that 
was cast away here, which his Majesty being advised off, immediately order'd them 
away, but as they had been some Years in the Place, & had married, & got 
Children, they were loath to leave them, unless a Special Order from the King himself, 
which will very shortly be orderd. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17&3 65 

FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 17k%-hS 

The Clergy of our Kings Beligion did some years ago come to this place from 
Arracan to pay a Visit to his Majesty, & made but a short stay, now his Majesty 
is very desirous to have them come again, & therefore has order'd me to write to 
vou, if possible you can to send some person of THstinction to Arracan to interceed 
with the Priests to write to his Majesty, agreable to his desire, which if you per- 
form, you will greatly oblige his Majesty, & in Eetaliation may command 
any thing that lays in his Power to grant. 

Captain Eckman. 
Sir 

We heartily thank you for the great favour you have done us concerning our 
redemption out of our long Captivity, which we hope in God will not dure much 
longer since Your Worship has taken it in hand, which we understand has been a 
great Charge, for which We return hearty thanks, Wishing his Worship Health ; 
Wealth, Long Life, & Prosperity so concluding taking to subscribe us. 

Your humble servants 
Robert Pearson 
December 6 th . 17 42. Ellis Chamberlain. 

Arrived the Honourable Company's Ship Princess Augusta Captain George 17 

Goring from the West Coast, last from Bengali, with a General Letter from thence 
of the 19 th . Ultimo. 



Ax a Consultation 
Present 
Richard Benton Bsa B . Gov K . President. Thursday 

Eandall Fowke. Nicolas Morse. 1HE 

Edward Harris. 17th 

William Johnson. John Savage. 

M r . Eyre, attending the Presents to Nizam. 
Last Consultation read and signed. 
General Letters read Viz'. Letters read 

from 

N°. 25, from the Resident at Maddepollam dated the 25 th . Ultimo, accom- Madapoiiam. 

panying his monthly Acco u . for January and acknowledging the receipt of the Pacting atari 

Packing stuff sent him on the sloop Experience. arrives there. 

N°. 26 from the President and Council of Fort William of the 19 th . Ultimo, B 9ng ai. 
accompanying the Burran Cossaes we Wrote for, for the West Coast and some 

brown Jugdea Baftaes ; Advising of their Intention to send Us two Sloops with c nrran fo 

some Bales and more Petre ; The dispatches of the Houghton, Marlborough and the West 

Shaftsbury for Great Britain ; That they are very uncertain how long the Country Baftae* 

about them will remain quiet, and that M r . Campion was released from Conaca : arrive 

But that his Life and that of Ensign Bollard were almost dispaired of, & inclosing \^^ 

the Accounts of Expences on and of Stores supplied the Princess Augusta. hither,Euro pe 

patched from 
thence ; 
Campion 
releaned, He 
& HolWd 
very ill. 

Disbars t- 
ments on the 
Princess 
Augusta. 

1743—17 



60 



Records of Fort St. George 



Goring'e 
Joarnal of 
hiB West 
Coast Voyage 
called foi. 

The Princess 
Augusta to be 
got ready to 
send to the 
West Coast. 

Paymaster to 
take care of 
the 6 WeBt 
Coast Slaves. 

Money paid 
in for RupeeB 
sold. 

Storekeep r '3. 
Feh>T. 
aooount read. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 17h2-hS 

The said Accounts were delivered to the Storek r . for his Inspection, & the 
Secretary is ordered to call upon Captain Goring for his Journal of his last West 
Coast Voyage. 

Ordered that the Princess Augusta be unloaded with all expedition, and that 
every thing be got ho readiuess to send her to the West Coast. 

Ordered that the Paymaster take Charge of the Six Slaves sent hither from 
the West Coast. 

The Import Warehousekeeper pays in Eight thousand 8000 Pagodas in further 
part for Eupees sold. 

William Johnson Storekeeper reads that Account for last month, ballanee due 
from him seven hundred forty five Pagodas ten fanams & forty one Cash 715. 10. 11 
of which he pays in Four hundred 400 Pagodas. 

Eich d . Benyon. 
Eandall Fowxe. 
Nic : Morse. 
Edw d . Harris. 
W M . Johnson. 
Jn°. Savage. 



Arrived Ship Futty Chund, John Hutton from Vizagapatam. 

Eeceived by Peons from Fort S'. David a General Letter of the 18 th . Instant. 



Monday 

THE 

21'T. 



Letter from 
Fort S*. 
David with 
monthly 
Papers. 
Steps taken 
towards the 
Investment. 

Aooo ts . for 
FebrT. read 
Vizt. 

Mint 

Sea Custom- 
er's 



At a Consultation 
Present 
Eichard Benyon Esq*. Gov*. Presid t . 
Eandall Fowke. Nicolas Morse. 

Edward Harris. 
William Johnson. John Savage. 

M B . Eyre attending the Presents to Nazam. 
Last Consultation read and signed. 

General Letter, N°. 27, from the Deputy Governour and Council of Fort S\ 
David of the lh th . Instant inclosing their Accounts of Expeuces for January with 
Cash Account & Consl tns . for last month, to which last they referr for the steps they 
had taken towards the Investment. 



Eichard Benyon Esq/, Mintmaster reads that Account for last month ballanee 
due from the Mint Twenty seven Madrass Pagodas eighteen Fanams & fifteen Cash 
27. " 

for last month Viz'. 

Pag 8 . 2562 14 

21 



18. 15 which he now pays in. 
Eandall Fowke Sea Customer reads that Acco' 
Custom on Goods 

D°. on Grain 



2562 
1646 



Anchorage 



67 18 — 
4276 17 56, 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17J/-3 67 

FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 17U2-U3 

ballance due from him Ten thousand nine hundred and nine Pagodas twenty six 
Fanams and twenty four Cash 10909. 26. 24, of which he pays in Three thousand 
& thirty nine Pagodas twenty eight fanams 3039. 28. 

Edward Harris Land Customer reads that Account for last month Viz*. 

Cho-utry Customs . Pag". 430 23 76 

Begistring Slaves ... ... — 32 — 



431 24 76 



ballance due from him Pour hundred eighteen Pagodas thirty four fanams and 
seventy six Cash 418. 34. 76 which he now pays in. 

John Savage Rental General pays in Two hundred Pagodas on Account of Money p*. in 

Agreed that one thousand 1000 Pagodas be advane'd Ponapa Chitty, & One Money 
thousand 1000 to Molinga Kistna on Acco*. of Goods brought in severally by them. pona^L' d 

Chitty & 

Molinga 
Kistna. 

The Secretary delivers in Cap'. Goring's Journal of his last West Coast Voyage Goring's 
which is order'd to lye on the Table for the Inspection ot the Board. journai° a8t 

deliv'd in. 

Captain Goring delivers in as now read and entered hereafter a Report of the He reports 

damage he apprehends the Princess Augusta to have sustain'd by the Pilot's running Augustato 

her twice aground in coming down Bengali River: And gives it the Board as his h *™ received 

Opinion that she is not in a fit condition to make a West Coast Voyage. nnfiti» pro- 

oeed to the 
West Coast. 

The said Report and what Captaiu Goring said being considered : It's agreed Agreed to 
to return her to the Bay about the middle of next month to have the damage looked tfcBay & to 
into and the proper Repairs given her; And the "Warehousekeeper is ordered to p^^erupfor 
Affix a Note at the Sea Gate offering her to Freight. r6Ig 

Rich d . Benyon. 
Randall Fowke. 
Nic : Moese. 
Edw d . Harris. 
W H . Johnson. 
Jn°. Savage. 



To the Honble Richard Bknyon Esq,*. 

President & Gov R . &c r . Cocncil of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir, & Sirs, 

I now lay before Your Honour, &ct., an Account of the Damages sustained by 
the Honble Company's Ship Princess Augusta, coming down Bengal River on her 
Passage to this Place. 

Our Pilot run us ashore on Pengelly sand, where we lay about four hours, 
when the flood made she soon fleeted off without any Visible damage. 

Her second Misfortune was on the Middle Ground Abreast of the Upper Point 
of the Ganges, & Gives me niwe reason to fear it's Consequences as it happen'd on 
the Vigour of the Tide, with a fresh Gale of Wind : She struck first a Midships, & 
in an instand heaving quite round, notwithstanding we lett every thing fly, she lay 
down with her Starboard Gunwall under Water, at the same time everv Beam of 



63 



Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 17JJ2-&8 

the Upper Deck raised two, or three Inches, & while we were striking our Yards & 
Topmasts the Ship Righted, & taking two or three desperate Waddles cast off into 
seven fathom of Water, the reason of which I take to be her twisting out a large 
peiee that was scarfed in her Keel, near sixteen foot long, & five Inches thorough, 
& what Confirms in this Opinion is the Ships not steering afterwards. We find she 
makes about eight Inches Water in twelve hours, tho' she before was absolutely 
tight nor did she make a Drop of Water all the while we had the Gale of Wind in 
which we lost our Masts. 

a Lascar 



One of our Helmsmen was thrown over the Wheel & was lamed 
was killed by a Gun falling on him. 

We also run over one of the Buoys, which hung between our Rudder & 
Sternpost, it has tore off some of the fcheathing, if not strained the Sternpost. 

I am with the Utmost Respect 



the 



Fort S t . George, 
21 st . March 1742-3. 



Honble Sir & Sirs 
Your most Obed*. hum b ' e . Servant 
Geo : Goring. 



24 Arrived the Honble Company's Sloop Bombay Jonathan Ransom and Porto 

Bello Philip Parsons with supplies of Salt petre and Bales and General Letters of 
the 21" and 26 th . Ultimo. 

Received by Peons General Letters from Vizagapatam of the 27 th . February 

and 3 d . Instant. 



Monday 
the 



letters read 
from 

Vizagapatam, 

Mr. Turing, 
Surgeon 
permitted to 



Goods from 
thence ^ 
Vizagapatam 



Request for 
supply of 
money. 



At a Consultation 
Present 
Richard Bekyon Esq e . Gov K . President. 
Randall Powke. Nicolas Morse. 

Edward Harris. 
William Johnson. John Savage. 

M R . Eyre attending the Presents to Nizavi. 
Last Consultation read & signed. 
General Letters read viz'. 

N°. 28 from the Chief and Council at Vizagap m . of the 27 th . Ultimo being 
a Duplicate of what M r . Stratton brings with him on the Vizagapatam not yet 
Arrived, Advising of the Calicoes laden on that ship and that they had permitted 
M r . Turing their Surgeon to accompany M r . Stratton and inclosing, (as entered after 
the said Letter), a List of the Revenues Collected there from August to the Last of 
Decem r . 



M°. 29 from M r . Saunders at Vizagapatam dated the 3 d . March, advising 
M r . Stratton 's leaving that place and him in Charge of the Company's Effects there 
inclosing the Paymaster's Account for January and an Indent for Wares and Stores 
with a Second Copy of the Books of that Settlement & requesting a Supply of 
Money. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 171^3 



pette sent 
us on 
Sloops 



FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 17 hS 

N°. 30 & 31, both from the President & Council of Port William : The first g™»£- lt 
dated the 21 st . February, advising of the Bales & Salt petre sent us on the Porto 
Bello, and the Death of Ensign Hollard: The other dated the 26 th . February 
advising of the Bales and Saltpetre sent us on the Bombay, That the Morattas were Bomba 
in Motion about Patna and PuttichaDd would not purchase any Silver which pre- |,° r s n Bell °' 
vented them from acquainting Us what part of their Treasure they should want in Hoiiarddies 
Bullion; Advising also that the Shaftsbury was dispatched for England the z3 d . of *££*£** 

that month. they cannot 

asoertain 
the propor- 
tions of the 
treasure we 
eend them. 
ehaftes- 

pateh'd for 
Englarvl . 

The Accountant produces an Account Salary due to the Company's Servants fh e ia c^ m - ld 
for six months ending the 25 th . instant amounting to sixteen hundred fifty four pany's 
Pagodas four fanams and twenty five Cash 1654. 4. 25 which is ordered to be bervant3 - 
paid & the Account entered hereafter. 

Nicolas Morse Export Warehousekeeper reads that Account for last month, A 000 ts re ad 
ballance due from him nineteen hundred twenty nine Pagodas twelve fanams and e *p \ 
twenty nine Cash 1929. 12. 29 which is continued [in] his Hands and One Keep"!' 
thousand 1000 Pagodas more advanced him to pay for Paddy. Money 

advanced for 
Paddy. 

Nicolas Morse Import Warehousekeeper reads that Account for last month wareho. 
ballance due from him Pour thousand six hundred eighteen Pagodas thirty one Kee P rs - 
fanams and seventy eight Cash 4618. 31. 78, and pays in Nine thousand Pagodas Money pi. in 
on the following Accounts , Yiz*. 

In part of the said Ballance P. 4000 "I „„ _ Rupees sold. 

In further part for Rupees sold ... 5000 J ywJ 

Nicolas Morse for Thomas Eyre Paymaster reads that Account for last month a y ma8ter 8 
Viz 6 . 

Charges Garrison ... ... ... ... ... ... 2414 — 64 

Charges Diet 

Charges Cattle 

Fort Marl boron gh 

Charges Hospital ... 

Charges Extraordinary 

Nabob's Expenees 

Town Duty ... 

Charges General 

Repairs of Fortifications ... 

4393 22 69 
ballance due from the Paymaster two hundred fifty six Pagodas twenty five fanams Mon9 
and sixty nine Cash 256. 25. 69, which is carried forward, And Four thousand advano-d 
4000 Pagodas more advanced M r . Morse for the Charges of this month. ,nm ' 

The particulars of the Extraordinary Expence in that Account are entered H i 8 Extras. 
hereafter. Expence. 

Trivitee Sashachilum & Subramony Chitty Beetle and Tobacco Farmers pay in Rents paid ii 
Eight hundred thirty three Pagodas twelve fanams 833. 12. — for one month's Bet,e& 
rent due the 5 th . Instant. ^7° 

& 
Ahmud Cawn Taran & Hajeejee Cawn Taran Farmers of the Arrack & Wine A rr ao t& 
Licence pay in Three hundred thirty five 335 Pagodas for One month's rent due ™ ine 
the 5 th . instant. L,oence - 

1743—18 



583 


12 


— 


66 


24 


— 


14 


20 


— 


52 


20 


60 


120 


12 


— 


488 


19 


65 


15 


4 


20 


526 


30 


— 


111 


23 


20 



Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 17 US 

Sloop Porto jf ther Conveyance being likely to offer to Carry M r . Prince back to Ingeram: 

Prinoe y & ' It's agreed to detain the Sloop Porto Bello for that purpose till the Madrass 

to"in «°am y P a g° das are ready to send with him. 

Supplies of The Galatea being to sail for the Bay in Five or six days, it's agreed to send 

OrdTto'the on her a supply of Three thousand 3000 Gold Mohurs, Fifty thousand 50000, Areot 

Bay on the & Twelve thousand two hundred 12200 Madrass Bupees : That Cap'. Tallie be 

8 ioop tea ordered to put it on board the first of the Company's Sloop3 he may meet with at 

Bombay. Balasore, or in the River, except the Bombay Sloop, which, for the greater security 

instructions of the Treasure on board the Galatea ir.'s agreed to order to keep her Company ; And 

TuMw of the a l so t° send on the said Sloop a further supply of Four thousand 4000 Gold Mohurs, 

former. fifty thousand 50000 Arcot, & sixteen thousand 16000 Madrass Rupees. 

John Erick There being in the place, one John Erick Kush, who has been bred to the 

entertain'd Practice of Pbysick, & the Board beleiving such a person will be wanted to Assist 

A 8 a . n the Surgeon at Fort Marlborough, it's agreed to entertain him for that service at 

the Surgeon the usual Allowance of Ten 10 Dollars <ff> Month & that he Assist in the Hospital 

MaritaSn h nere *'^ a Conveyance offers for the West Coast. 

imaum Saib xhe President acquaints the Board that M'. Eyre at the desire of Imaum Saib, 

some Concave bad wrote to him tor some Concave Glasses, and there being some in Town which 

Glassed when properly fitted up will amount to but about One hundred pagodas. Ordered 

tn8 < y d be hat ^ aaAl ^ e Export Warehoused . do purchase and get them ready to send up. 



Ord*. that 
they be 
bought 



Rich*. Benton. 
Randall Fowke. 
Nio : Morse: 
Edw d . Harris. 
W M . Johnson. 
Jn°. Savage. 



Account Salary due to the Honble Compy's Covenanted Servants from the 
25 th . September, 1742, to the 25 th . March 1743. 

£ £ s. d. £ e. d. Pago- fa 8 . Oa. 

das. 



333 12 
111 4 

77 28 



51 [2 ...] 
44 16 — 
44 16 — 



82 8 
44 16 
44 16 



122 8 — 
33 12 — 



Kichard Benyon Esq r . 










Governour 


®200 

VAn. 


100 


— — 




Gratuity 


100 


50 


— — 


150 
50 


Kandall Fowke 2 d . of Council ... 


100 






Nioholas Morse ^ d . 


70 






35 


Thomas Eyre 6 th . to 29 th . NoV.... 


40 


7 


2 2 




4 th . Read*, from 










29t\ NoV. to y\ day 


50 


16 


2 2 


23 
20 


Edward Harris 7 th 


40 






William Johnson 8 th 


40 






20 


John Savage Senior Mercht. to 9 th . 










Nov 1 ". & 9+". of Council to this 










day 


40 


20 


— — 




Gratuity as Secretary 


10 


5 


— — 




Clerk of the peace to the 1 st . 










Jan ', last 


45 


12 


— — 


37 
20 


Matthew Empson Senior Merchant. 


40 






Samuel Harrison d°. 


40 






20 


Sydney Foxall Junior Merohant . . . 


30 


15 


— — 




Assay Master 


80 
30 


40 


— — 


55 
15 


Cornelius Goodwin d° 







Diary and Consultation Book, 171+3 



71 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 17U3- 



Samuel Greenhaugh Factor 
Eichard Starke d°. 

Joseph Fowke d°. 

Charles Boddam d°. 

Henry Powney d°. 

Charles Savage Morris d°. 
Samuel Affleck d°. 

George Pigot d°. 

Clerk of the Peace from 1 st . 
January 



7 10 



7 


50 


7 


10 


7 


10 


7 


10 


7 


10 


7 


10 


7 


10 



16 


24 


16 


24 


16 


24 


16 


24 


16 


24 


16 


24 



16 24 



45 10 10 



18 



Writer to 25 th . 
January. 
d°. 

d°; 

d°. 

d°. 
d°. 
Eob*. Wynch 
£ 



John Legg 

Arthur Eider 
FossWestcott _ 
Charles Bourchier 
Eichard Court 
Dawsowne Drake 
The Eev d . M r . 
£ 

Chaplain at 100 — 50 — 
Nathaniel Earlow, 

Surgeon 36 18 — 

Andrew Munro 

d°. 36 18 — ... 

Charles Knipe, Major from the 20 th . 
£ 
Sept r . 1742, to this day ® 250 & 
Annum 



1 


13 


2 


10 


2 


10 


2 


10 


2 


10 


2 


10 



40 



25 [. .] 
20 — 
20 — 
20 — 
20 — 
20 — 



Pag". Ill 4 — 
40 — — 



40 — — 



128 



191 4 — 



285 17 [5 . .] 



£744 7 1 or P 1654 4 [25] 

Ebeobs Excepted 
& Randall Fowke 

Acco[mpt t .'] 

The Particulars of the Extraordinary Expenoe in the Paymaster's Account 
for February, 1742-3 arise as follow. 



Fort S t . George, 
25 th . March 1743. 



Charges Garrison. 

Paid Cap*. Eodolph de Gingins for 
Pag s . 
4 months & 10 days at 13 #" 
Month from bis Arrival in Bengal to 
his entrance on Pay here ... 
Fobt MarlbrO. 

Allowance to Baja Cooladen & 
servants 

Dieting 4 Coffree Slaves 

Charges Extra. 

Dieting a Lanatick Soldier 

Allowance to three monthly Writers 
Viz*. 

Mess 1-8 . Jones "I , 1ftl) , ip 

Casamajor l at 10 P J ^ 

GolightleyJ m °- ea 

D°. to a Writer in the Secretary's office. 

Batta to 100 of the Pedenaigues Peons. 

Charges General. 

Batta abroad & at home 
Nabob's Essences. 

Paid them as ffi Account particulars. 



20 



Pag- 



56 12 — 



14 20 — 



2 — — 



30 — — 








5 — — 

83 12 — 


120 
25 


12 

24 











488 


19 


65 


Carried over ... 


705 


15 


65 



72 Records of Fori St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 171+3 

The Pakticulars of tbe Extraordinary Expence &c t . — cent 

Pag-. 
Brought over ... 7u5 15 65 
Town Doty. 

Repairing Bridges, &c + . as 1? Account 
particulars ... ... ... ... 15 4 20 

Repairs of Fortifications. 

Materials used & Workmen employed, 

as '# Acco*. particulars ...* ... Ill 23 20 



Pag 8 . 832 7 25 

30 Arrived Ships S*. Anna Manoel da Silva And Pied [ade] Simon Vincenti from 

Macao ; On the last arrived M r . Samuel Greenhaugb, who brought a Letter from 
the Governour of Macao of the 7 th . February. 
April Arrived Sloop S*. John, Ccja Tarcawn from Pegue. 

4 

— Ship Nangonaut, Zulphaker Cawn from Tenassaree. 

— Ship Vizagapatam, George Bright from Vizagapatam with M r . Stratton & Family 
on board ; The Letter by him being the Original of N°. 28, before received. 

— Eeceived by Peons from Fort S*. David a General Letter of the 2 d . Instant. 

5 Sail'd Ship Galatea, "William Tullie and the Company's Sloop Bombay Jonathan 

Hanson for Bengali, each w[ith] a supply of Treasure & a General Letter of the 4 th . 
instant. 

7 Received by Peons a General Letter from Vizagapatam of the 2 d . March, & 

another from Maddepollam of the 16 th . March. 



At a Consultation 
Present 
Thursday Richard Benyon Esq, k . Govern". Presid t . 

the 7 IH . Randall Fowke. Nicolas Morse. 

John Stratton. 
Edward Harris. William Johnson. 

John Savage. 
M r . Eyre attending the Presents to Nazam 8fc'. 

Mr. stratton M r . John Stratton having taken his seat at the Board, takes the Oaths of 

£ the oaths? -Allegiance and Office as one of the Justices of the Peace in and for this Town. 

Last Consultation read and signed. 
Letters, read General Letters read Viz*. 

from 

Macao, about N°. 32, A Translate of a Letter from the Gover r . of Macao dated the 7 th . Febru- 

^Graces" 1161 ar 7 ^. S. in answer to what [we] wrote thither about Elias Manoel de Graces. 
Letters from N°. 33 From M 1 '. Saunders at Vizagapatam of the 11 th . March inclosing his 

Paymaster's Account for Febry. 
Madapoiiam, N°. 34 From the Resident at Maddepollam of the 16 th . March inclosing his 

stationary' monthly Papers for February & requesting a Supply of Stationary Ware. 

& 

Fort St. N°. 35 from the Deputy Governour & Council of Fort S*. David of the 2 d . 

ahou'uhe instant on the Subject of the Investment ; Advising of their having Answered a Bill 

investment drawn on them by Mess rs . Eyre, Harrison & Hollond for Two thousand Rupees, and 

drawn on desiring a Supply of Money. 

them [byl 
Mess™. Eyr«, 
Harrison & 
Hollond. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 171+3 78 

FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 17U3 

Letter from Captain Goring read as enter 'd hereafter, requesting a supply of [stores] 
such Stores for the Princess Augusta as were not to be provided in the Bay. pdncets 
Ordered that the Storekeeper comply with his Indents as far as shall be found Augusta. 
necessary. 

T,he President reads the Cash Account for last month, ballance remaining now [Marojh cash 
compared with the Cash Chests, seventy eight thousand seven hundred and forty docot * read ' 
Current Pagodas twenty eight Panams and seven Cash 78740. 28. 7 and Two 
thousand eight hundred twenty six 2826 Madrass Pagodas. 

Agreed that the following Advances be made out of Cash to the Merchants for Money 
Goods severally brot in by them Viz'. ■ ESE'gq 

Investment to 

To Teremungalom Comrapa, Two thousand Pagodas ... ... 2000 Teremun- 

galom 
Co xirapa 

Telesinga Cbitty & Nellamoota Comrapa, Two thousand ... 2000 & Telesinga 

& J * * Chittee& 

Ponapa Ohitty, Two thousand 2000 Ch^ 

Agreed also that Ten thousand nine hundred & fifty 10950 Pagodas be paid Madrass Pag*. 
out of Cash for Ten thousand 10000 Madrass Pagodas bought and now doliver'd in »c S e b nt at 9 * 
at Nine and a half 9| ^ Cent Batta. 

A Petition from several Armenians, Inhabitants of Madrass read as entered here- Armenians 
after, praying for permission to freight to Manilha on a Macao Ship now in the Eoad ptrmnjto 
intended thither : Which is granted as we do not send a Ship from hence this year, freight to 

° r j Mamlha on a 

Macao ship 
granted. 

Nicolas Morse Import "Warehousekeeper pays in Three' thousand six hundred Mon ey paid 
sixty six Pagodas twenty four fanams 3666. 24. — in further part for Eupees sold. soid° r upee9 

Manawaucum Chintomby & Pegue Nella [Chitty] Farmers of Egmore &c'. Rent of 
Villages pay in fourteen hundred fifty Pagodas 1450, for One year's rent due the 1 st . f^H &ot 

July last. paid in. 

Agkeed to send Ten thousand 10000 Pagodas overland to Port S'. David tomorrow 10,000 p ag s. 

and twelve thousand Madrass Pagodas with M r . Prince to Ingeram on the Sl[oop] s^David'e 

Porto Bello, but not to Dispatch her till after the next f[ull Moon] as it frequently overland 

blows hard to the Northward at this Season. 12000 Mes. 

Pags. to 
Ingeram with 
Mr. Prince. 

A Letter to Port S'. David agreed on directing [the] Deputy Governour and | Ir - Barton's 
Council to send up M r . Burton's [original note to Andiapa, and to permit M r . Sloper Andiapa to be 
to come hither : Keminding them also to send up the Old Cast Orfd" 08 .] as Sea M? t S ? ' 

o 1 L J Mr. bloper 

Conveyances offer. ord*. up & 

the Cast 

Ordnance 

from 

S*. David's. 

A s more Madrass Pagodas will be wanted in the Northern Settlements, and 20000 more 
Gold begins to grow scarce in Town, and likely to be more so ; The Assay Master totebowit 
we sent for and ordered to purchase twenty thousand more Madrass Pagodas upon 
the best terms he is able. 

The President acquaints the Board that M r . [Eyre] had advised him of his 2000 R up s 
having taken up of, and given his Receipt to, Boocunjee Coshedos for 2000 Arcot m^Htoot 
Rupees in pa [rt of ] the Letter of Credit he carried with him ; Order'd that the the Letter of 
Exp 1 . [W.h.k r .] pay the same to Boocunjee Coshedos's Gomasta now tendering [the] Crellt ' paid - 
said Receipt. 

1743-19 



Journal 

Paroets for. , 

Deoe^r. & January 

Jan r >'. read. 



74. Records of Fort St. George 

FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 17k3 

The Accountant reads the Journal parcels for [the] Month's of December and 



Rich 1 '. Benyon. 
Randall Fowke. 
Nic : Morse. 
John Stratton. 
Edw b . Harris. 
W M . Johnson. 
Jn°. Savage. 



To the Honble Richard Ben yon Esq,*. 

President and Governour &c t . Codncil of Port S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

I herewith lay before your Honour &c*. an Indent of Stores for the use of the 
Honble Company's Ship Princess Augusta, which we could not be provided with at 
Calcutta, as there was no Cordage of aDy kind in the Stores ; and the greatest part 
of our running Rigging being Coir, and made of Cables that may have been laid 
many years, nor could we get several other things done which were necessary to 
refit a Ship so terribly shatterd as "We were when we Arrived at Bengali. I am 
with the utmost respect. 

Port S*. George, Honble Sir & Sirs 

[. . th .J April 1743. Yo r . most obedient humble servant, 

George Goring. 



To the Honble Richard Benyon Esq*. 

President and Govern*. &c t . Council oe Port S t . George. 

The humble Petition of the Undermention'd Armenians 

RESIDING AT MaDRASS 

Sheweth 

That your Petitioners having provided a Parcell of Goods and likewise others, for 
the Port of Manilha, & being informed that yo r . Honour and Council do not intend 
to send any Ship to that Port this year, Yo 1 '. Petitioner's therefore beg your Honour 
& Council '8 permission to send their Goods on the Portuguese Macao Ship that departs 
hence for the aforesaid Port of Manilha. 

And Yo r Petitioners as in duty bound &c*. 

Avieth de Aga Nazar. 
Thaddetjs de Subat. 
Th add bus Aga Peiry. 
Panus Aga Peiry. 
Joanes Coja Matjl. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 171+3 



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Diary and Consultation Book, 171+8 



FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 17h3 

Sent by Peons to Fort S*. David two Letters of this date. 7 

Sent by Peons to Fort S'. David a Gen 1 . Letter of this date & a supply of Cash. 8 

Arrived Ships Mahomudbux Coja Araton from Tenassaree & Kent, Isaao — 

Miehell from Quedah. 

Arrived Ships Fatarahemaanee, Francisco Xavier, from Manilha, & S\ Carlos 10 

John Gossard, from Pondicherry. 

Arrived Sloop Falmouth, Robert Bruce from Anjengo. 11 



At a Consultation 
Present 
Richard Benyon Esq*. Governour President. the 11tk , 

Randall Fowke. Nicolas Morse. 

John Stratton. 
Edward Harris. William Johnson. 

John Savage. 
M\ Eyre attending the presents to Nizam 8fc'. 
Last Consultation read and signed. 
Agreed that Three thousand three hundred 3300 Pagodas be advanced the Money 

ps, advano'd the- 

Export Warehousekeeper to pay for Paddy and twenty thousand 20000 to the warehr. f or 
Assay Master towards purchasing the Madrass Pagodas he was directed to look out ¥ ^p 

of Mad 
Pagodas. 

Our Entr_ 

it's agreed in Answer thereto, to inclose to the President and Council An Account coast silver, 



of what We have debted them for the Silver, Lead and Cordage they rec cl . by the £ fi ^ a & 
Princess Augusta from the West Coast ; and also a Copy of the List of Books and 
Mathematical Instruments the Company sent out with Ensign Hollard, desiring Books & 
they may be enquired after and sent hither ; And to acquaint them with the Mathematical 
Complaint our Painters make of the Baftaes from thence. 



Instruments 
sent out with 
Hollard & 
Our Painters 
Complt. of 
the Baftaes 
transmitted 
to the Bay. 

tores 






The Storekeeper delivers in an Account of Stores supplied the Sloop Porto sto 

Bello, to the Amount of Two hundred forty five Pagodas thirty three fanams and here to the 

sixty two Cash 245. 33. 62, in order to it's being sent wiih her to the Bay. Sloop Porto 

The Export Warehousekeeper delivers in, in order to their being forwarded ^ve'stment 

thither, The Lists of Goods to be provided this year at Vizagapatam, Ingeram and sent to the 

Maddepollam with the remarks made in England on the Cloths provided at those settlements 
Settlements extracted from the last List of Investm'. 

Agbeed to direct M r . Arbuckle a monthly Writer at Ingeram to come up hither M r - Arbuekie 

the first Opportunity. writerorl*. 

up from 
Ingeram. 

Draughts of Letters to Ingeram & Maddepollam to go with M r . Prince on the 
Sloop Porto Bello read & approved. 
1743—20 



78 



Becords oj Fort St. George 



Orders to 
the Muster 
of the Sloop 
Porto Bello 
upon a report 
that the 
Morattas are 
plundering 
about 
Ingeram. 

In considera- 
tion of the 
loss the 
Purchasers 
of the 
Rupeas are 
likely to 
sustain 



It's agreed 
to be easy 
with them 
in point of 
time. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 17U3 

Some of the Merchants in the Black Town having received Advices that the 
Morattas are plundering the Country ahout Metchlepatam & Ingeram, It's agreed 
to order the Master of the Sloop Porto Bello, in case M r . Prince should not think it 
Advisable to go ashore at Ingeram, to proceed with him and the Treasure to Vizaga- 
patam. 

The President, Mes rs . Fowke and Morse, who have the eare of the Treasury 
acquaint the Board, That the time being elapsed the 11 lh . Ultimo, in which the 
Merchants who bought the Bupees had agreed to pay the money for them : They 
had often since sent tor them and insisted upon their bringing the money and 
taking away the Bupees, and as a further inducement had urged to them the pro- 
bability that Rupees would still fall lower, and consequently the longer they 
dela3 7 ed it the greater their Loss would be, To which the Merchants replied that 
they were very sensible of the Loss they must sustain, but the place, and indeed 
the whole Country was so drained of the Current Money, that it was absolutely 
impossible for them to raise near the value, and if the Board doubted the Truth of 
what they said, they were ready to leave it to us to dispose of the Rupees for the 
most they would fetch, and would make good the difference. 

The Board having upon many occasions been convinced of the scarcity of 
Current Money, owing principally to the demand for Gold Mohurs for Bengali ; and 
Madrass Pagodas for the Northward, which the Remitters to those parts have all 
this season run upon ; and therefore well convinced of the impossibility that the 
Merchants could have complied with their Contract Agreed that we are obliged to 
submitt to the necessity of the times, and allow them to take away the Rupees as 
they are able to pay for them, But that the President and Warehousekeeper continue 
to press them to be as expeditious as possible. 

Rich d . Benton. 

Randall Fowke. 

Nic: Morse. 

John Stratton. 

Edw d . Harris. 

W M . Johnson. 

Jn° Savage. 



17 



Saii'd Ship Fatarahemaanee, Francisco Xavier for Bengali & the Companys 
Sloop Porto Bello, Philip Parsons for Ingeram & Bengali, with M r . Prince Passenger 
for the first, and Supplies of Treasure for both places & Letters for Bengali, Ingeram 
& Maddepollam of yesterday's date. 

Saii'd Sloop Falmouth, Robert Bruce for Bengali. 



Monday 

THE 18" 



At a Consultation 
Present 
Richard Benyon Esa". Govern". President. 
Randall Fowke. Nicolas Mokse. 

John Stkatton. 
Edward Harris. William Johnson. 

John Savagb. 
M R . Eyre attending the Presents to Nosam %c*. 
Last Consultation read and signed. 






Diary and Consultation Book, 11 '43 79 

FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 171+3 

Edward Harris Land Customer reads that Account for last month Viz 1 . Land 

Custom's 

Chonltry Customs P. 620 4 27 MarchAcoot. 

Regis Iring Slaves 14 — read - 

621 8 27 

ballance due from him six hundred and eight Pagodas Eighteen fanams and twenty- 
seven Cash 608. 18. 27, which he now pays in. 

William Johnson Storekeeper reads that Acco*. for last month, ballance due storekeepfs. 
from him Five hundred twenty two Pagodas ten fanams and forty one Cash Ma ™ h Aoeot - 
522. 10. 41, of which he pays in Two hundred 200 Pagodas. 

Agreed that One thousand 1000 Pagodas be advanc'd M r . Morse for Thomas Money 
Eyre Paymaster towards the Charges of the month & One thousand 10U0, to Molinga p a yma»tJ he 
Kistna on Account of Goods brought in by him. & Mohnga 

J Kistna. 

M r . Eoxall pays in Ten thousand 10000, Madrass Pagodas bought at Ten and |? a ,o s 0O d ^ d M 
a half 10§ ^j> Cent batta, in part of the twenty thousand he was directed to pro- in at w\f' 
vide. Cent - 

The Gomastah of Boocun jee Coshedos producing another Eeceipt of Mess". 1000 Eu P s. 
Eyre, Harrison & Hollond's for One thousand Eupees, paid them in Nizam al ^p^Mr. 11 
Mulcke's Comp [sz'cj, on their Letter of Credit ; The Export Warehousekeeper is Eyre&ct. on 
order'd to pay it. ot&edlf* 

Rich*. Benton. 

Ban dale Fowke. 

Nic : Morse. 

John Stratton. 

Edw d . Harris. 

W M . Johnson. 

Jn°. Savage. 



Eeceived a General Letter from the Geutlemen attending the Presents to 19 

Nazam al Muluck's Camp, dated the 12 th . Instant. 



At a Consultation 
T resent 
Richard Benyon Esq/. Gov". President. Thursday 

THE 21 KT 

Randall Fowke. Nicolas Morse. 

John Stratton. 

Edward Harris. William Johnson. 

John Savage. 
M E . Eyre attending the Presents to Nizam 8fc*. 
Last Consultation read and signed. 

A Letter from Mess rs . Eyre, Harrison & Hollond dated from Nazam al m>\ Eyre 
Muluck's Camp the 12 th . Instant read as enter'd hereafter, referring to what they f b c V r a a d r ^, 
had wrote the President of their Arrival & other transactions ; Advising of their at Mmm's 
having drawn a Bill on us for Two thousand 2000 Areot Rupees, & that they were Camp & 
promised & hoped to receive their Audience of leave on the 14 th . their 

drawing a 
Bill on Us for 
2000 Hup*. 



80 



Records of Fort St. George 



Money 
advano'd to 
buy Rupees 



their 
draughts 



Mint March 
A ooo*. read. 



M>". Sfratton 

appointed 

Paymaster. 



Goring's 
Bill for 
dieting 
Soldiers 
k Slaves 
to & from the 
West Coast, 
paid. 

Allowance to 
him on 
aooount of 
provisions 
for Mr. 
Sterling to & 
from Batavia 
& for M>". 
Campion to 
the Bay. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 17 k3 

There being no Rupees remaining in the Wareh°. to pay this Two thousand 
& the thousand mentioned last Consultation, the Export Warehousekeeper is 
advanced One thousand 1000, Pagodas to buy Kupees for that purpose. 



The President reads the Mint Account for last month, ballance due from the 
Mint One hundred and fourteen Madrass Pagodas nine fanams and sixty five Cash, 
114. 9. 65, which is carried forward. 

Agreed that M r . John Stratton be PayM r . in the room of M r . Eyre going to 
the Northward, and enter on that Employ the first of next Month. 

The Storekeeper delivers in as enter'd hereafter Captain Goring's Bill for pro- 
visions for the Soldiers and Coffreys he carried to and brought from the West 
Coast, amounting to One hundred and ninety eight 198 Pagodas, which is ordered 
to be paid. The Storekeeper further acquaints the Board that Captain Goring had 
applied to him for some consideration for provisions supplied M r . Sterling in his 
Passage to Batavia and back to Bencoolen And M r . Campion in his Passage from 
thence to Bengali. The Gentlemen on the West Coast having in their last Letter 
referred the Allowance to be made him ou M r . Sterling's Account to us : It's agreed 
to allow him Thirty, 30, Pagodas for him, and Twenty, 20, Pagodas for M r . Campion 
& the Paymaster is order'd to pay these sums also. 



Madera Wine bearing a better price in the Bay, than here, and what remains 
MadeVa Wine j n t^g Wareh . being more than We shall probably have a Vent for before our next 
supply arrives : It's agreed to send Thirty Pipes to the Bay on the Princess 
Augusta. 

The Storekeeper acquaints the Board that the Letter from Bengali of the 19 th . 
February mentions their sending hither on the Princess Augusta a Chest of Arms 
sent over from the West Coast to be new Mounted for the Sultan of Benjar, That 
he had thereupon demanded it of Captain Goring who assured him he did not 
receive it on board him in Bengal], nor was it mentioned in his Bill of Lading from 
thence. Agreed to desire of the Gentlemen in the Bay if the Arms can be new 
stocked there, that they may be sent to Marlborough on such Ship as they may be 
ordered this Year from England to send thither, otherwise to send them to Us 
by the Princess Augusta. 



30 pipes of 
"ladi "' 



Bequest to 
the Bay 
concerning 
the Cbest 
of Fire Arms 
belonging 
to the Sultan 
of Benjar 



Au^ifstaT 68 Agreed that the Princess Augusta be dispatched to the Bay on Monday next 

dispatch to and to desire the Gentlemen there when her damage is repaired, to return her to Us 
theBayord*. a t the proper time in August with five hundred Bags of Patcharce Rice for the 
tueB e ay t0 West Coast, filling up her Tonnage with Salt petre, and if any Freight of Bales 
concerning should offer for this place that thev will order them to be received on board whioh 

her returning . i tt> u I wujou 

Cargo. may m some measure ease her Expence. 

Rich d . Benton. 
Bandall Fowxe. 
Nio: Morsb. 
John Stratton. 
Edw d . Harris. 
W K . Johnson. 
Jn°. Savage. 



Diary and Co?isullation Book, 17 U% 81 

FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 17hS 

The Hunblk Company D r . 

Pag 3 , f. Ca. 
To Provisions for Soldiers in their Passage from this 
Place to Beneoolen from May the 21 st . to July the 10 th . 
at 4 fanams V day each ... ... ... ... 68 — — 

To Provisions lor b Coffrees from September 5 th . 1742, 
to March 18 th . 1742/3, is 195 Days, at 4 fanams \> 
day each ... ... ... ... ... ... 139 — — 

Pagod 3 . 198 — — 

Fokt S T . George, Errors Excepted 

21 s *. April 1743. & George Goring. 

To THE HONBLE ElCHARD BeNYON Esq/'. 

President & Governour, &ct. Council ok Fort S 1 . George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

We have duly advised the Honble the President of our Arrival here, and the 
Delivery of the Present to Nizam al Muluck & We are now to acquaint Your 
Honour &ct. that as Imaum Saib, whose Directions we are under, has not yet got 
our Audience of Leave, We have been so detain'd here longer than We expected: 
And as 'tis Necessary for our return to keep our Cooleys in Pay with us, We are by 
that Means fallen short of Cash, which We shall want also to clear us of the Durbar 
Charges, & for those uses we have been obliged to take up of one Poor Cholam- 
doss Govardhandoss Two thousand Arcot Rupees, and to give him a Bill upon Your 
Honour &o\ for that Amount, Which, being upon the Honble Company's Account 
We desire Your Honour, &c\ will please to order Payment of to Bavour Virago 
Chitty of Madrass, & We shall duely Account for it in the Particulars of the 
Expence of the Journey hither. 

Imaum Saib continues his Promises to get us soon dispatched, & has brought 
them now to Thursday the 14 th . but if We may Judge from what has hitherto been 
the Issue of those past we can place little more dependance on them than that it 
grows more than time they should be fulfilled. We constantly remind him of it, 
& shall not fail to give Advice when We have obtained it, being 

From the Camp Honkle Sir & Sirs 

near Trichenopoly Your most Obedient hum ble . servants 

12 th . April, 1743. Thomas Eyre. 

Sam Tj . Harrison. 

John Hollond. 

Sail'd Ship Kent, Isaac Miehell for Bengali. 

Beceived by Peons from Fort S k . David a General Letter of the 19 th . Instant. 



22 



At a Consultation 
Present 
Richard Benyon Esq". Govern r . President. Monday 

Bandall Fowke. Nicolas Morse. the 2 ^ t 

John Stratton. 

Edward Harris. William Johnson. 

John Savage. 

M B . Eyre attending the Presents to A. Jaw's [Camp]. 
Last Consultation read and Signed. 
1743—21 






Records of Fort St. George 



letters from 
Fort S*. 
David 
about the 
difficulties 
in their 
Investment & 
The Bill 
drawn on 
them hy 
Mr. Eyre&o*. 

Monthly 
Papers. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 17 US 

General Letter N°. 36 from the Deputy Governour and Council of Fort S*. 
David of the 19 th . Instant read, urging the frequent Motions of the Army a3 an 
Impediment to their Investment, and the Cause tha ! ; Grain begins to grow scarce 
about them acknowledging the receipt of the Money last sent them, Advising that 
they shall Debt this Presidency six hundred thirty two Pagodas thirty two fanams 
and sixty four Cash 632. 82. 64 the amount of M r . Eyre's &c ts . Bill from Gingee & 
accompanying their monthly Papers for February with their Consultations & Cash 
Account for last month. 



Other 
Armenians 
permitted to 
freight to 
Manilha on 
the S*.' Carlos, 



Monthly 
Accounts for 
Marob. read. 
Sea 
Customer's. 



Expo. Ware- 
h°. Keeper's 
Money 
advanc'd 
to pay for 
Paddy. 

The Conclave 
Glasses 
Ordered to 
send to 
[Niznm al 
Mulck's 
Camp], 

Imp". Ware- 
h». keeper's 



Paymaster'^ 



A Petition of Hyeronimo de Ita, several Armenians & others, Inhabitants of 
Madrass read, as entered hereafter, setting forth that in expectation of our sending 
a Ship this year to Manilha, they had provided large Quantities of Goods both here 
& at Malacca for that Market : That they cannot Freight them on the Portugueze 
Ship We have already licenced but at an exorbitant rate, and they must be great 
losers by not sending them, aud therefore praying, as We send no Ship, that we will 
permit them to Freight on the S'. Carlos another Ship now in the Eoad bound for 
Manilha. Agreed that the said Petition be granted. 

Eandall Fowke Sea Customer reads that Account for last month Viz 1 . 
P. 



Custom on Goods 
D°. on Grain 
Anchorage 



3381 
1458 



4926 1 24 



bal ce . due from him Twelve thousand seven hundred fifty seven Pagodas one fanam 
& forty eight Cash 12757. 1. 48, of which he pays in Three thousand one hundred 
forty one Pagodas two fanams 3141. 2. 

Nicolas Morse Export W.H.K 1 '. reads that Account for last month, baliance due 
to him Two hundred fifty six Pagodas thirty five fanams & sixty two Cash 
256. 35. 62, which is carried forward & he is Advanced sixteen hundred & twenty 
five I6z5 Pagodas to pay for Paddy. 

He also delivers in as enter'd hereafter the particulars of the Cost of the Concave 
Glasses he was order'd to purchase the 28 th . Ultimo, and of fitting them up to send 
to Nizam al Mulck's Camp, amounting to One hundred and sixteeu Pagodas twenty 
nine fanams & thirty three Cash 116. 29. 33, And the President is desired to give 
directions for the forwarding them thither. 

Nicolas Morse import W.H°.K r . reads that Account for last month baliance due 
from him Three thousand and Ninety eight Pagodas thirty five fanams & fifty Cash 
3093. 35. 50, which he now pays in, with four hundred 400, Pagodas more on his 
running Account. 

Nicolas Morse for Thomas Eyre Paymaster reads that Account for last month 
Viz*. 

Charges Garrison 

Charges Diet 

Charges Cattle 

Fort Marlborough 

Charges Hospital 

Charges Extraordinary ... ... ... 

Black Town Wall 

Nabob's Expences 

Town Duty 

Charges General 

Repairs of Fortifications ... ... ... ,,, 



P. 2446 


— 


39 


583 


12 


— 


66 


24 


— 


267 


3 


40 


53 


23 


— 


131 


— 


20 


283 


2 


57 


617 


2 


8 


4 


7 


20 


597 


10 


70 


75 


9 


40 


P. 5124 


23 


54, 



Diary and Consultation Book, 171/.3 83 

FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 17 hS 

ballance due from the Paymaster Two thousand one hundred thirty two Pagodas two 
fanams & fifteen Cash 2132. 2. 15. of which One thousand was sent with M r . Eyre, 
and the remainder has been disbursed for Goods for the West Coast & providing 
Necessaries for our Hospital. 

The particulars of the Extraordinary Expenoe in the said Account are entered Extraiy. 
hereafter, And Three thousand 3000 Pagodas more advanced for the Paymaster's Ex P enoe - 
disbursements of this month. Money 

advano'd the 
Paymaster. 

The Storekeeper produces a List of Stores damaged worn out, Eusteaten &e*. Damaged 

and among the rest several Old Anchors unfit for use which have been here many f to b r e e so°M d<i ' 
Years, and which bad often times been tried at Outcry by M r . Torriano, without & 

any thing being offer'd for them : and desired the directions of the Board concerning Anohraa to be 

them. Ordered that such of the Articles as will produce any thing be sold at Outcry put up »t 
and that the Old Anchors be also put up with the rest ; But if a sufficient [offer] is utory ' 
not bid for them : It's agreed to desire our Honble [Master's] order3 about them. 

M r . Foxall delivers in Ten thousand more [Madrass] Pagodas in full of what ™>°°° a f e 
he was directed to provide the 7 th . I inst'.] and Two thousand one hundred de ~ d . * g ' 
2100 Pagodas the Batta on [the! whole at Ten and a half 10J ©■ Cent is now paid atioff c*. 

.- ° L J & the Batta 

him. 0nth9 

20000, paid. 

A Letter to Bengali to go by the Ps s . Augusta and also Captain Goring's Letter to 
Dispatch of this date read and signed. . Gomf 1 * 

dispatoh 
signed. 

The Accountant reads the Journal Parcels for the Month of February. February 

^ Journal 

_ _ _ parcels read. 

Rich". Benyon. 
Randall Powke. 
Nic : Morse. 
John Stratton. 
Edw d . Harris. 
W M . Johnson. 

Jn°. SiVAGE. 



Account of the Cost of Sundry Glasses bought to send up to Nazam's Camp. 

1 Large Concave Glass bought of 

M r . Salomons 20 — - 

6 Picture's with Black Frames gilded ... 14 9 



- 34 9 
1 Large Concave Glass "I bought of 
27 Pictures without frames/ M r . Savage. 20 — 

3 Double Oval Glasses, Convex & 

Concave at 4 Page 12 — 

1 Square T)°. sent hither as a Muster, new 

cover'd with Velvet ... ... ... — 18 

Green Velvet 2 Yards for covering the 
2 large, & 3 small Glasses at 3|- <$* 

Yard _ 7 — — 

Silver for Hoops, Rings & Studs — 



Arcot Rup' 

"Wasted in Working 

Arcot Rupees 
Silver Smith 


93| 
2 

... 95f®327 29 
4 


9 40 








40 


9 40 


66 


27 — 



84 Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 17 US 

Account of the Cost of Sundry Glasses brought to send up to Nazam's Camp — cont. 
Brought over ... 40 9 40 66 27 — 
2 Wooden Casses for the 

large Glasses ... 1 16 — 

Yellow Perpets for LiniDs: 

to D° 1 — — 

. 2 16 - 

Workmen employed ... ... ... 3 



45 25 40 

Pagodas ... 112 16 40 
Charges of Package. 

A Wooden Case — 24 — 

Wrappers, Wax Cloth, Cotton, Grunney, 

& Cooly hire ., 3 24 73 



Pag s . 116 29 33 

The Particulars of the Extraordinary Experice in the Paymaster's Account 
for March 174 3, arise as follow. 
Fort Marlborough. 
Paid Cap*. Goring Viz''. 

ior M r . Sterling's Passage from Ben- 

coolen to Batavia & back ... .. 30 — — 

for M r . Campion's from Bencoolen to 

Bengal ►.. 20 — — 

For Provisions to Soldiers & Slaves to 

& from Fort MarlbrS 198 — — 



Dieting 6 Coffrees for 

15 days 3 15 

Clothing d°. ... ... 1 4 



Allowances to Raja 

Cooladen & Servants. 1 — 

Dieting 4 old Coffreys ... 4 20 



248 — — 



4 19 40 



Charges extra 

Dieting 7 Choultry Prisoners for 6 days ... — 21 — 

Mending Fetters f or d° — 3 20 

Dieting a Lunatick soldier ... .. ... 2 — — 

Allowance to three Monthly Writers, Via*. 
Mess". Jones ] 

Cassamajor >at Pag s . 10 each. ... 3) — — 

Golightly _ J 

D° to a Writer in the Secretary's offioe. 5 — — 

Paid a Soldier for relisting for 5 Years ... 5 — — 

D°. to one of the Gunroom Crew ... 5 — — 

Batta to 100 of the Pedunaique's Peons ... 83 — — 



267 3 40 



131 — 20 [>] 



Black Town Wall. 

Materials used &■ Workmen employed as 

Account Particulars 383 2 57 

Nobob's Expences. 

Paid them as V Account Particulars ... 617 2 S 

Town Duty. 

Repairing Bridges &et. as V Account 

Particulars ... 4 7 20 

Repaiks of Fortifications. 

Materials used & Workmen employed as 

V A ceo*. Particulars ' ... 75 9 40 

Pagodas ... 1377 25 25 [«"c] 



Diary and Consultation Book, 174-3 85 
FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 17 k3 

To THE HoNBLE BlOHARD BeNYON Esft\ 

President and Govebnour &o t . Council of Fort S t . George. 

The humble petition of Hyreonimo de Itta, Sallazar, Narberg Pedro de 
Iita, Maroot Joseph, & Owanjan Merchants, and Inhabitants of Madrass. 

Sheweth 

That your Petitioners have provided a Parcel of Goods both here and at 
Malacca proper for the Manilha Market, in expectation that your Honour &cK 
■would have sent a Ship from hence to that Port ; But your Petitioners find them- 
selves disappointed therein & therefore will be obliged to keep their Goods to 
their very great Loss, or Freight them on the Portuguese Ship at an exorbitant 
rate. Tour Petitioners further shew that there is now in the Road a Ship called 
the S*. Carlos, on which they can Freight their Goods at a much more reasonable 
rate, and with greater Safety. 

Your Petitioners therefore most humbly entreat Yo r . Hon r . &c*. to permit 
them to Freight their Goods on the beforemen'd Ship S*. Carlos. 

And Yo r . Petitioners &e*. 

Sail'd Ship S cta . Catharina Andrew Mertins for Macao. 25 

The Honble Compy's Ship Ps s . Augusta, George Goring for Bengali with Eed- 26 

Wood & Madera Wine, & a General Letter dated Yesterday. 

Arrived Ship Hydaree Shaick Farazulla from Tenassaree & Sloop Duke of 29 

Cumberland Thomas Baillie from the Mallabar Coast. 

Arrived. Ship William and Sarah John Nourse, from Vizagapat m . 30 



At a Consultation 
Present 
Richard Benyon Esq, e , Gov". Pres t . Saturday 

Randall Fowke. Nicolas Mofsf. J^ n 

John Stratton. 

Edward Harris. William Johnson. 

John Savage. 
M r . Eyke attending the Presents to Asopli Jaw^s Camp. 
The Several Persons who gave Bond for Vishvinada the Shroff's Fine, pay into Th* remain- 
Cash Six hundred thirty four Pagodas 634 as what remain'd to be paid by them in for Viahvi- 
full of the Bond for Three thousand five hundred 3500 Pagodas reckoning the Five nadajate 
hundred Sixty Six 566 Pagodas paid in as Vishvinada's property the 18 th . January gjJroSf'pBid 
1741/2 in part payment of their said Bond ; That money belong", to another Branch in. 
of the Family, and being to be remitted to them in compliance with their proposal 
in Consultation of the 2 I st . Mav last, Ordered that the Account be adjusted in the 
Books by Debting the Head of" Vishvinada, under which that Five hundred Sixty £X£JS 
Six Pagodas at present stands, for that Sum as repaid, and Crediting the Head of 
Town Duty with Twelve hundred Pagodas as now received in full of the Bond for 
the Fine. 

The Storekeeper delivers in an Account of several Stores sold at Outcry Sale of 
pursuant to order of last Consultation, agreable to the List then delivered in, g*™^ 
except the Old Anchors, for which no price was offer'd, and also an Account of deiiverd in. 
Sundry Articles to be wrote off to Profit and Loss both which are entered hereafter. JflnSdJo* 

the OH 

Anohors. 

1743—22 



Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 17 US 

Kent of the Ahmud Cawn Taran & Hajeegee Cawn Taran Farmers of the Arraok & Wine 

wTne Licence pay in Three hundred thirty five 33b Pagodas for one Month's rent due the 

licence paid 5ft I n8 tant. 
in. 

Cowie^forthe The Cowle for the Butteca Eent & Shroff duty [expiring] this day, Agreed 

* shroff that the New Cowle be granted to Diddee Gruapah for Five years on the same 

duty, relet. terms. 

Rental Geni. John Savage Eental General & Scavinger delivers in as entered hereafter the 

Aoco^nT s ger s Accounts of what M r . Johnson left to be collected by him on the Roll ending the 
deiiver'din. 3 l 8t . August 174 1, The ballances whereof due from him after deducting the Bad 

Debts respectively set forth in those Accounts which for the Reasons there also 

Assigned he is permitted to write off, are viz'. 

On the Rental Greneral's Account Pag 8 . 581 35 — 

On the Scavinger 's Account 229 25 33 

Together .. Pag 8 . 811 24 33, 

R °ar 8 nd rtlie wn i cn being near expended by M 1 '. Johnson and him in the Monthly Charges since 
Aug*. 1742 August last, he is to pay out of the First Moneys that come in on the Roll for the 
ft Bigned ™ ^ ear er >di n g tiie '^ sl - August 1742, which he now also lays before the Board and is 
Signed ; The Amount of the Roll being as follows : — 

Of the Quitrents Pag 8 . 2320 33 — 

Of the Scavenger's duty 1059 22 — 

Pag 8 . 3380 19 — 

whereby there Appears an Enerease on the last Roll, of Fifty seven Pagodas thirty 
five fanams. 

Eich d . Ben yon. 

Randall Fowke. 

Nic : Morse. 

John Stratton. 

Edw d . Harris. 

W M . Johnson. 

Jn<>. Savage. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17&3 



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FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 17&3 

Account Sale of decayed and worn out stokes, sold yesterday at Outcry 
bv Order of Consultation. 



Glass Lanterns 

Ditto 

Ditto 

Tin Lanterns 



M r . Sloper 
Vencataohelum 

James Calviner 
Ditto 



Pa. 1 33 

— 30 
1 19 

— 19 



Wooden box Compasses 


... 2 


Chackarnm 










quires. 








Bonds & Releases ... 


... 2 


M 1 '. Devcil 








Brass runners 


... 5 
boxes 


M r . Savage 


— 


6 




Scuttle Bone 


... 2 
... 3 


Sashachilum 

Bundar Singa 


— 


4 


— 


Pole Axes ... 








Crosscut Saws 


... 2 


Ninapah 








Spades 


... 10 


Ditto 








Hand Screws 


... 3 


Vellapah 


2 


— 


— 


Shovels 


... 30 


Ditto 


— " 


32 


— 




Bundle 








Twine Bengal fine 


... 1 


Bundar Singa 


1 


15 


— 


Ditto 


... 1 


Pollea Mootah 


1 


14 


— 


Ditto 


... 1 


Ditto 


— 


23 


— 


Ditto 


... 1 


Kistnah 


1 


1 


— 


Ditto 


... 2 


Vellapah 


— 


22 


— 


Ditto 


... 2 


Sashachilum 


— 


18 


— 


Ditto 


... 2 


James Claviner 

m d . lb. 
Bundles pz. 14. 23 


2 


23 


— 




10 1 


8 


8 


— 




q r - 


lb. 








Twine Europe 


... i. 


It) M r . Fowke 


3 


2 


— 


Loglines 


... 4 


Ditto 








Handviees ... 


... ^ 


Pollea Mootah 


1 


— 


— 


Bench Vice 


... i 


Hornet Tiar 


— 


8 


40 


Screw Plates 


4 


Rand a Moodu 


— 


10 


— 


Files 


... 53 


M 1 '. Turing 


3 


— 


— 


Eubbers 


... to 

... 61 


Velleapab 
Dossery 


1 


2 


— 


Granado Pouches ... 








Gin for Mounting Ordnance. 1 


Auddy 


4 


— 


— 


Wooden Funnel 


. 1 

Sloop 


Vellapah 


— 


1 


— 


Masts belonging to 








Mary 


2 


Viziapah 


10 


18 


— 


Sails Ditto 


2 


Verdapah 


4 


27 


— 



Yard belonging to 
Sumatra 



Ship 



1 Viziapah 



2 32 



5 20 40 



Pag 3 . 59 34 40 



Fort S t . George 30 th . April 1743. 



1743—23 



Errors Excepted 
IP "William Johnson. 



90 



Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 17bS 

Account of Sundeit Articles to be Wrote oft to Profit and Loss. 



Iron 


















Bar 


-e- 13 1 


16 


26 


1 


40 








Bolt 


5 1 


25 


20 


27 


20 








rod 


— 2 


m 


1 


24 


— 








Hoop 


rod 

— 3 


i? 


— 


15 


10 








Pegue 


15 


1 


22 


— 




















50 


17 


70 










Nails Small 


















Pump 


25 lb. 




2 


31 


10 








Beads 


5} 




— 


19 


55 








Twopenny ... 


10 




— 


30 


— 








Three d° 


9 




— 


22 


40 








four d° 


20 




1 


9 


— 








six d°. 


71 




3 


25 


10 








scupper 


7 




_Z. 


15 


t.o 


10 


9 


15 


Nails Middling 


















Tenpenny 


6L lb. 




2 


27 


10 








Twenty d°. 


48 




2 


— 


— 








Twenty four do. 


9 




— 


13 


40 








thirty d°. 


8* 




— 


12 


60 








Forty do 


6 




— 


9 


— 








Sheathing , 


341 




11 


30 


10 


17 


20 


50 [w] 


Nails Large 


















Broad headed 


lb. 27| 




1 


19 


40 








Spike 


35£ 




1 


8 


30 


2 


27 


70 










Tar and Pitch 


















Tar 


13 Gall 3 . 










1 


14 


_ 


Iron Mongers Ware 


















Iron plate 


3 1b. 










— 


4 


70 


Steel 


1 q r . 24 


lb. 








1 


25 


60 


Garrison Ftoees 


















Leaden Aprons 


150 




9 


17 


20 








Field Carriages 


1 




15 


2 


4 








Country Handspikes. 


220 




12 


2 


40 








Iron Tanck ... 


1 




— 


18 


— 








Tomtins 


5 




— 


15 


20 





















37 


19 


4 


Gcnners Utensils 


















Ashen Staves 


211 




44 


6 


33 








Iron Worms 


23 




— 


28 


37 








Steel Bites ... 


18 




— 


28 


28 








Priming Iron 


5 




— 


2 


15 


45 


29 


33 


Gtjnneks Stores 












Europe Handspikes. 


44 




10 


22 


20 








Granado fuzees 


219 




2 


32 


2 








Powder Barrels 


55 




13 


27 


— 








Powder horns 


12 




3 


15 


12 


30 

198 


24 
10 


34 

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Pagod 5 . 



[May] Arrived Ship Grandison John Pidgeon from Cochin. 

This Evening came in Mess vs . Eyre and Hollond from attending the Presents 
to Asoph Jah's Camp after making a short stay at Port S'. David, to refresh 
themselves and People, where they left M r . Harrison much indisposed. 
2 Received from Fort 8*. David by a Brigautine called the Talbot a General 

Letter of the 27 th . Ultimo. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17 h 3 91 

FORT ST. GEORGE, MAY 17 hS 

At a Consultation 
Present 
Richard Benyon Esq.*. Gov r . President. Monday 

Eandall Fowke. Nicolas Morse. the 2 d . 

•John Stratton. Thomas Eyre. 

Edward Harris. "William Johnson. 

John Savage. 
Last Consultation read and signed. 

General Letter N°. 37 from the Deputy Gov r . and CounciL of Fort S*. David of Letter fiom 
the 27 th . Ultimo, read, accompanying the Old Pier Glasses on the Talbot Brig : gjjj^- 
which the Import Warehousekeeper is ordered to send for ashore. 

Pier Glasses 
oome up. 

The President reads the Cash Account for last month, ballance remaining April cash 
compared with the Cash Chests Thirty two thousand three hundred Current Pagodas Aoeot - readl 
and four Cash 32300. — . 4, and Twenty thousand eight hundred twenty sis 20826, 
Madras s i'agodas. 

It being observed on reading the Cash Account that the Beetle and Tobacoo TheBetie 
Farmers have not paid their Rent for March, due the 5 th . Ultimo : Ordered that ^dylm 
thev be called upon to Answer for their delav the next Consultation. paying their 

J L J rents, ordered 

before the 
Board. 



Agreed that M r . Foss Westeott at his request be sent to Viza^apatani to Assist Mr. fobs 

w estcoU 
ipted to 
izagapat.i 



in the business there as Secretary. ™t!i°to 



returns from 



M r . Eyre arriving in town last night from Nabob Nazani al Mulck Asop Jaw's m* Eyi 
Camp took his place again at the Board and promised to deliver in the Diary and Ni^m 
the particulars of the Expences of his Journey to, and reception at the Camp so soon Camp 
as they can be Copied out fair. promises a 

Diary of his 

Journey. 

Nizam al Mulck having sent a Horse and Seerpaw for the President which are Present from 
lodged at S'. Thome, it was proposed and agreed to receive the same tomorrow in AiMntok 
the afternoon. !°J , !. re _°! iT ' d 

Rich". Benyon. 

Randall Fowke. 
Nic : Morse. 
John Stratton. 
Tho : Eyre. 
Edw d . Harris. 
W M . Johnson. 
Jn°. Savage. 



tomorrow. 



92 Records of Fort St. George 



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94 



Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, MAT 17 hS 

3 .Arrived Ship Mercury Samuel Wiltou from Surat. 

5 Arrived Brig : Fort 8*. George William Millikin from Anjengo & Ketch Enter- 

prize Samuel Parkinson from the Malabar Coast. 
— Died Charles Knipe Esq 1 '. Major of this Garrison. 

8 Arrived Brig : Triton John Eenton from Acheen, Ship Princess Elizabeth 
Andrew Young from Surat & Bombay with a General Letter from the last of the 
10 th . Ultimo. 

9 Sail'd Brig : Talbot, Ellaree for Vizagapatam. 



Monday 
the 9 th . 



Advice 
concerning 
Company's 
Shipping 
The Brigne. 
for the West 
Coast is 
building. 
3 Laok of 
Eupees 
coming 
hither for the 
Bay. Answer 
about the 
Cotton f 
Benjamin. 
Their request 
concerning 
the buying 
pepper near 
Anjengo 
explained. 



At a Consultation 

Present 
Richard Benyon Esa E . Gov\ President.* 
Randall Fowkk. Nicolas Morse. 
John Steatton. Thomas Eyee. 

William Johnson. 
John Savage. 
M\ Harris indisposed. 
Last Consultation read and signed. 

General Letter N°. 38, from the President and Council of Bombay of the 10 th . 
April read, Advising of the Dispatches of the Honourable Company's Ships Porto 
Bello. Somerset, Lynn & Britannia for Great Britain, of the Harrington for China, 
and of the Salisbury also for England ; That the Brigantine we wrote for is build- 
ing and that three Lack of Rupees will be sent Us to forward to the Bay ; In Answer 
to what we wrote about the Benjamin's Cotton and explaining the intention of their 
request to Us to prohibit our Shipping from buying Pepper at the Ports adjacent to 
Anjengo. 



New Cowie j± Cowle of this date granting the Butteca Rent and Shroff duty to Diddee 

Butteca rent Gruapa for Five Years to be accounted from the First Instant, at Four hundred and 

dut^Jned. ten 41 ° Pa g° aas l* Annum Rent, read & signed. 
*f ew . . As are also Four Commissions of this date Appointing 

Commissions rr & 

for the four Peter Eokman, Lieutenant of the First, 

8ig e D a ed. nan 9 John Hollond, „ of the Second, 

William Henry Southby, of the Third, & 

Rodolph de Gingins of 'the Fourth Company of Soldiers in this Garrison. 
Agreed that Two thousand 2000 Pagod 3 . be Advanced M r . Stratton, who 
pursuant to Order of Consultation of the 21 st . Ultimo entered on the Paymast 1 '*. 
Employ the 1 st . Instant, towards the Charges of the M°. 

And also that Ten thousand 10000 Mad ss . Pagodas be sent to Vizagapatam 
with M r . Westcott on the William & Sarah to forward the Investment at that place. 



Money 
advano'd tl 
Paymaster. 



10000 Mss. 

Pag', ord 1 *. to 

Vizagapatam 

with 

Mr. WeBt- 

cott. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 171(3 95 

FORT ST. GEORGE, MAY 17 k3 

The Beetle & Tobacco Farmers attending pursuant to order of last Consulta- Betie& 
tion to Account for their not having paid the Rent for March, deliver in a Petion Farmer" 
[sic] as now read, complaining of hardships & Losses sustaiu'd by them & praying complain of 
some releif. Agreed to deferr the consideration of the said Petition for some days £2£ed & 
& that in the Interim it lye on the table for the more leisure perusal of the P ra y reHef - 
Members of the Board. 

Rich d . Benyon. 

Randall Fowke. 

Nic : Moese. 

John Stratton. 

Tho : Eyre. 

W M . Johnson. 

Jn°. Savage. 

Received by Peons from Vizagapatam a Letter of the 19 th . Ultimo. 9 

Arrived Ship Prince Edward, Andrew Glen & Sloop Tryal, James Gardiner from — 

Bombay. 

Received by Peons from Pullicat a General Letter of the 20 th . May N : S : 10 

Arrived Brigantine S*. Joseph, Fournier, from Pondicherry. 11 

Sail'd Ketch Enterprize Samuel Parkinson & Sloop Duke of Cumberland — 

Thomas Baillie for Bengali. 

Sail'd Ship S\ Carlos John Gossard, for Manilha & Brig : S 6 . Joseph, Pournier 12 

for Bengali. 



At a Consultation 

Present 

Richard Benton Esq/. Gov e . Presid 1 . 

Randall Fowke. Nicolas Morse. Thursday 

John Stratton. Thomas Eyre. the liTH - 

William Johnson. 
John Savage. 
M". Harris indisposed. 
Last Consultation read and signed. 
General Letters read Viz 6 . 

N°. 39 from M r . Saunders at Vizagap 1 '". of the 19 th . Ultimo accompanying Letters read 
His Cash and Paymaster's Accounts for March. ^? 2 m a atam 

with Monthly 
Papers. 

No. 40 A Translate of a Letter from the Chief and Council of Pulliacat Pulliiwat. 
dated the 20 th . May N. S. Charging one John Henry Anthony Van Franken an ^lfj 0a 
Officer in this Garrison with assisting M 1 '. David de La Vigne, late second of that may be _ 
place in Marrying a second Wife, his first being alive for which he was then under charge m a 
prosecution, & inclosing a set of Interrogatories which they desire Us to examine ^«»toiie 

Ti • i -m l De La Vigne, 

the said Franken upon. i ate second 

there. 

The Board having considered the Purport and Tendency of the said Letter, and The Board 

our Records not furnishing any Precedent of an Application hither to take examina- oonoaraing 

tions respecting Crimes Committed under a Foreign Jurisdiction, it's agreed to decline * hem8elve3 

concerning ourselves therein & a Letter to Pullicat to that Effect is now agreed on. m ' * er * 



96 



Records of Fort Si. George 



M'\ Byre 
deliverB in a 
diary of the 
Journey to 
Tritchano- 
poly & 
Aooounts of 
the Expences 
of it. 

Ord d . to he 
copied apart. 
One oopy 
ord*. to 
England hy 
the Salishury. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, MAT 17 hS 

M r . Eyre pursuant to his promise delivers in as now read, a Diary of the 
Journey to Tritchanopoly with an Account Particulars of his Expences and an 
Account Current thereof Annexed, whereby there Appears due to him One hundred 
sixteen Pagodas twenty seven fanams and twenty four Cash 116. 27. 24, which 
the Export Warehousekeeper is Ordered to pay; Ordered also that Copies of the 
said Diary and Accounts be transcribed apart to be bound up with the Year's 
Consultations, and that one Copy thereof be sent to England by the Salisbury. 



Late Farmer Tonta Vencataish late Farmer of the Butteca Eent and Shroff Duty pays in 

Button rent Four Hundred and ten 410 Pagodas for one Year's Rent in full of that Cowle 
& Shroff duty expiring the 30 th . Ultimo. 

pays in his 
Arrears of 
Rent. 



Grants of 
some Waste 
Grounds to 

MoBB™. 

Saunders & 

Burton 

signed. 



Money 
advano'd for 
some 
Military 
passing by 
from Bombay 
to Bengal. 



M r . John Saunders having some time since applied on behalf of himself and 
M r . Burton for Bills of Sale for the Waste Grounds Adjoining their respective 
houses to the Eastward, and which were granted to them in 1740, and also for a 
Bill of Sale for a Piece of Waste Ground in the .Front of the said M r . Burton's 
House Measuring in Length Eighty Six Feet, in Breadth Twelve Feet, dated the 
25 th . of last month, the same are now produced and signed. 

The Paymaster acquaints the Board that one Ensign John Crosse belonging to 
a Party of Soldiers returning from Bombay to Bengali on the Prince Edward had 
applied to him for Twenty Pagodas to furnish Provisions for them for the remainder 
of the Voyage. Order'd that he Advance it, taking Receipts for the same to be 
transmitted to the Bay. 

Rich d . Benyon. 

Randall Fowke. 

Nic : Morse. 

John Stratton. 

Tho: Eyre. 

W M . Johnson. 

Jn°. Savage. 



19 



SaiTd Ship Grandison John Pidgeon for Bengali. 
Sail'd Ship Mercury Samuel Wilton for Bengali. 
Sent by Peons to Pullicat a General Letter of this date. 
Sail'd Sloop S*. John Coja Jacob, for Pegue. 
Arrived Grab Calcutta John Beck from Colombo. 

Sail'd Ship Prince Edward Andrew Glen, Sloop Tryal James Gardiner,'& 
Brigantine Triton, Thomas Pritchard, for Bengali. 

Arrived Ship Prince of Wales, John Thorpe, from Surat. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17If3 97 

FORT ST. GEORGE, MA T 17 AZ 

At a Consultation 
Present 
Eichard Benyon Esq,*. Gov 8 . & Pres t . Thubsday 

Randall Fowke. JNicolas Morse. the 19ih * 

John Straiton : Thomas Eyre. 

John Savage. 
Mess 1 ' 8 . Harris & Johnson sick. 
Last Consultation read and signed. 

Agreed that One thousand 1000 Pag s . be Advanced Molinga Kistna, and Two Money 
thousand 2000 to Ponapah Chitty on Account of Goods respectively brought in by ady t an t ° h ' d on 

them. Investment to 

Molinga 
Kistna & 
Ponapa 
Chittee. 

The President acquainted the Board that few days past he was informed that 
Meer Allim, Dorogha to the late Nabob's Lady was come into Town with Letters 
from Mahummud Hussain Khan Tahir, Budderdeen Hussain Khan & Mahummud 
Ally Sahib, acquainting him (the President) That they had agreed upon the sum 
they were to pay Nizam al Muluck for Confirming Mahummud Sied Cawn the late 
Nabob's Son in the Government of this Province, and had got most of the Money a Proposal 
ready except a small matter, as they called it. which therefore they desired we would Nabob's Me 
Advance and lend them, and which Meer Allim hinted was Ten Lack, 1000000, of family to 
Eupees, who was instructed to offer us as Security a Mortgage of the Eents of part Laokli en 
of the Country, or a deposite of Jewels. But the Presid'. considering that what- R »peeeofUs. 
ever hopes the Family may have, at present Faction and Party prevails so much in 
the Camp, that there was no certain dependance upon any promises which may have 
been made them, till the Grant has passed the Seals ; But principaly that it is 
contrary to our Practice, and indeed our Orders, to have any dealings in Money 
matters with the Governing Powers : He had sent for Coja Petrus and instructed 
him in what manner to talk to Meer Allim before he made his Visit, and explain to 
him our reasons why We could neither Lend, or Borrow ; And Meer Allim was so 
satisfied with those reasons, that when he came to the Fort, He said very little upon 
the Subject of his Errand ; And all that the President had occasion to say in His 
Answers to the Letters was, only to Assure them in general terms that he never 
denied any thing to his Friends that was in his Power, and for the rest referred them 
to what they would be told by Meer Allim. 

The Case of the Beetle and Tobacco Farmers as set forth in their Petition now The Case of 
again read and entered hereafter, being then taken into consideration ; The President xobfcco 6 * 
said he beleived they had suffered by large Quantities bro*. in by the servants Farmers 
belonging to the Moors : For besides what they Conveyed into the Womens Pallan- 
keens and Hackerys, which could not be searched : They often run in parcels under 
the Notion of Provisions, Fruit and Sweetmeats as Presents sent them from the 
Country : That the Farmers had Catched several of the Moors Servants in this last 
practice, which they had brought to him, the Presid*. upon whose complaining 
thereof, their Principals were very willing and desirous the Beetle and Tobacco 
should be Confiscated, But were not inclined their Servants should be otherwise 
punished, and he could not insist upon it, without lessening the Eespect We had 
always endeavoured to show them, and therefore as the Profit was so great, they, 
the servants, still continued to run it in, as they only run the risque of having it 
seized if they were Catched, which, considering the many Opportunities they have, 
was not equal to the Temptation of the Profit. 

The Farmers who were in Attendance being called in, and having repeated the 
Circumstances of their Case in near the same Substance with their Petition : ailedged, 
That what had most sensibly affected them was the high Kates they have been 
1743—25 



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FOET ST. GEORGE, MAT 17 U3 

obliged to pay for Beetle aud Tobacco since they have had the Farm, owing partly 
to a long drought, but principal}' to the Rents being raised in the Country, which 
consequently affects the Produce and falls ultimately upon the Consumer ; Adding 
that we knew very well they were limitted in the prices and obliged to supply 
the Town at certain Rates, but which they could no longer comply with under the 
difficulties they laboured at present. 

The Farmers being ordered to withdraw the Board oonsider'd the difficulty we 
had in engaging them to take the Cowle, that is to say at the present Rate ; That 
though there is a Power to revoke the Cowle, there is no Clause that obliges them 
to keep it to the full end of Five Years, it being always as we suppose intended they 
should gain a profit answerable for their trouble, which would be a sufficient obli- 
gation on their part to" keep it. Upon the whole the Board were of opinion that if 
we could agree with them to hold on the Cowle to the end of the Term, in consider- 
ation of some abatement, it would be more for the Company's Interest than to have 
it flung upon our Hands, as we dispair in the present Circumstances of the Country 
of being able to get any Others who will give the present Rent for it. Upon which 
Two months the Farmers being called in after several Arguments urged on both sides, it was at 
rent remitted length agreed to abate them two Months Rent that is to say sixteen hundred sixty 
six Pagodas twenty four fanams, 1666. 24. — ■ in consideration of all damages they 
have sustained hitherto, and that upon no pretence they make any further Applica- 
tion for releif during the remainder of their Term. 

Rich". Benton. 

Randall Fowke. 

Nic: Morsb. 

John Steaxton. 

Tho: Eyre. 

Jh°. Savagb. 



To the Honourable Richard Benyon Esq,". 

Presidknt & Gov E . &c T . Council of Fort S\ George. 

The humble petition of Trivitee Sashachilum and Subramoney Chitty 
Farmers of the Beetle & Tobacco Cowle. 

Sheweth 

That being directed to attend this day with their reasons for not having paid 
their Rent for the month ending the 5 th . April your Petitioners beg leave in their 
excuse to offer to the consideration of your Honour &c'. some of the many hard 
Circumstances tbey labour under, by which they can without difficulty make appear 
that since their taking this Farm in 1740, they have lost upwards of Five thousand 
Pagodas. 

Your Petitioners need not remind Your Honour &c'. of the great Concourse of 
Moors & other Strangers from the Country into this place, as well for some time 
before as since the death of the late Nabob, nor would they have mentioned it, 
but to introduce one of the hardships arising thereby (very sensibly and chiefly to 
your Petitioners) by which they have long suffered and still continue to suffer much 
damage. As it would probably give Umbrage and dissatisfaction to the greater sort 
of these Strangers (who during the disturbed state of the Country have chosen 
occasionally to make this their place of Resort) to be deprived of the liberty of bring- 
ing in Beetle and Tobacco for their own and the use of their Families, The Dooleys, 
Hackeries and Pallankeens together with the Bundles and Bandajoes (which are 
constantly passed the Mettahs between this place & S'. Thome under pretence of 
Victuals and other things belonging to them) have been & are exempted from all 
Search ; By which means alone (though no more Beetle & Tobacco were so brought 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 771+3 99 



FORT ST. GEORGE, MAT 17 hB 

in than would serve them & their Families) Your Petitioners have suffered no incon- 
siderable damage in their Retail Trade being thereby deprived of the Vent of even 
those Quantities, but it is carried so much farther to the detriment of Your Petitioners 
by the Servants and others belonging to these, or pretending to be such, that 
notwithstanding the greatest Yigilance of the Peons Your Petitioners are obliged to 
keep at the Mettahs, such Quantities are brought in & sold by them privately in 
Town at an under rate that the vent from Your Petitioners Godowns is reduced 
very greatly from what it was before the Farm was subject to this inconvenience 
and Damage. 

Though Your Petitioners might not unreasonably hope for some favourable 
Eeleif under the hardships above recited, they are much strengthen'd in those hopes 
in referring to the further Consideration of this Honourable Board the very high Rent 
they pay for this Cowie, and the very great Expeuce in Peons & other incumbent 
Charges they must unavoidably beat; For a clearer View of which they take the 
liberty to annex a State of the Produce of the Farm from the 5 th . September 1740, 
when they first undertook it, to the 5 th . of last month, and submit their Case to the 
Justice of this Honourable Board in hopes of some immediate releif therefrom, 
without which the burthen of Your Petitioners Losses must soon grow to Heavey for 
them to bear. 

And as in duty bound Y r . Petitiouers &c*. 



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Fort St. 
David Letter 
abt. the 
Investment. 
French Con- 
tracts. 
Keqaest 
for money. 
Cast Ord- 
nanoe. 

Burton's note 
to Andiapah. 

12000 Pa. 
ordd. to St. 
David's. 



24 



25 



FORT ST. GEOB.GE, MAT 17 kS 

Arrived Ships Ceres, Robert Mylne, from China & Surat and Benyon, Richard 
Peiarce from Surat. 

Received by Peons a General Letter N°. 41, from the Deputy Gov r . and Council 
of Fort S'. David of the 20 th . Instant advising of their further steps in the Invest- 
ment ; And that the French had made contracts for Three hundred thousand 
Pagodas ; desiring an immediate Supply of Cash ; Advising of their sending on the 
Exeter the Cast Ordnance & Mortars and inclosing M r . Burton's Note & Assign- 
ment to Andiapa. 



The foregoing Letter being sent about to the Council with a proposal to send 
Twelve thousand 1200U Pagodas overland to S*. Davids tomorrow the same is agreed 
to & a Letter of Advice dispatched thither accordingly. 

Sent by Peons to Fort 8*. David a Supply of Cash and a General Letter of this 
date. 

Sail'd Ship William & Sarah John Nourse for Vizagapatam, with M 1 '. Westcott 
Passenger, a Supply of Treasure & Stores & a General Letter of Yesterday's date. 

Arrived Ship Pulteney, William Eliot Waggaman from Surat & the Honble 
Compy's Ship Salisbury Captain Christopher Burrow from Tellicherry with General 
Letters from Tellicherry of the 28 th . April & 2 d . Instant. 



At a Consultation 
Present 
Richaed Benyon Esq,*. Gov K . President. 
Randall Fowki:. Nicolas Morse. 

John Steatton. Thomas Eyes. 

Edwaed Habeis. 

John Savage. 

M\ Johnson sick. 
Last Consultation read and Signed. 

General Letters read N°. 42 & 43, both from the Chief and Council of Telli- 
cherry : The first dated the 23 th . April, Advising the Dispatch of the Harrington 
from thence to China, and of the Lynn & Britannia from Anjengo for Great Britain, 
and of the Salisbury's intended Dispatch also for England, the Captain of which 
Ship purposing to lye the Monsoon out on this Coast, they bad pursuant to orders 
from Bombay, sent hither Three hundred thousand 300000 Rupees to be forwarded 
to Bengali, and Two Chests to the Amount of Twenty thousand Rupees for Anjengo, 
which in Case the Ship could not touch there, they desire Us to receive ashore and 
forward thither. The other dated tbe 2 d . Instant inclosing Bill of Lading for the 
Said two Chests. 
Capt. Letter from Captain Burrow of the Salisbury read as entered hereafter desiring 

ttaaSwbMy Us to order ashore here two Chests of Treasure that were put on board him at 
desires Us to Tellicherry for Anjengo. 

Anjengo 



Thcesday 

THE 



Letter from 
Tellicherry 
Harrington 
dispatched for 
China Lynn, 
Britannia & 
Salisbury for 
England. 

Money put on 
board the last 
for Bengal tt 
Anjengo. 



Treasure on 

board the 

Salisbury for 

Bengal & 

Anjengo ord*. AnjengO 

athore. 



An Order to Captain Burrow Signed to deliver to the Import Warehousekeeper 
the Treasure he has on board on the Honble Company's Account for Bengali & 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17 h$ 103 

— FORT ST. GEORGE, MAT 17 hS 

Piehard Benyon Esq*. Mint Master reads that Account for last Month, ballance V 011 ^ 1 *, 
remaining in the Mint Two hundred & sixty six thousand two hundred & forty April read* 
266240, West Coast Copper Cash, which is carried forward & due from the Mint Mint 
Two hundred seventy six Madrass Pagodas twenty fanams and five Cash 276. 20. 5, 
which he now pays in. 

Eandall Fowke Sea Customer reads that Account, for last month Viz*. Sea cuetom- 

Custorn on Goods 
D°. on Grain 
Arjchorage ... ... ... ... 



'. 4079 19 
764 20 
112 18 


8 
8 


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ballance due from him Fourteen thousand five hundred thirty three Pagodas twenty 
two fanams and sixty four Cash 14533. 22. 64 of which he pays in Five thousand 
eighty two Pagodas thirty one fanams 5082. 31. — . 

Nicolas Morse Export Warehousekeeper reads that Account for last month, Export 
ballance due from him One hundred twenty six Pagodas thirty fanams & seventy keeper's' 
six Cash 126. SO 76, which is carried forward. 

Nicolas Morse Import Warehousekeeper reads that Account for last month A P ril 
ballance due from him six hundred and forty Pagodas twenty three fanams & sixty impo Un " 
three Cash (340. 23. 63, of which he paid in Four hundred 400 Pagodas the 25 th . Wareho. 
Ultimo. keeper§ 

Thomas Eyre Paymaster reads that Account for last month Viz*. Paymaster'! 

Charges Garrison .. ... P. 2477 15 20 

Charges Diet ... .. 

Charges Cattle 

Fort Marlborough 

Charges Hospital 

Charges Extraordinary ... 

Black Town Wall * 

Nabob's Expences 

Account Current London 

Charges General 

House Moveables 

Kepairs of Fortifications 



583 


12 


.._ 


66 


24 


— 


311 


29 


30 


308 


34 


22 


147 


26 


10 


448 


14 


62 


447 


9 


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142 


23 


20 


5*6 


23 


73 


73 


18 


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89 


21 


38 


P. 5654 


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ballance due from him four hundred Seventy eight Pagodas two fanams & ten Cash & 

478. 2. 10, which he now pays in. 

The particulars of the Extraordinary Expence in his Account are entered £ xtra,T - 
hereafter. 

Ageeed that Three thousand 3000 Pagodas more be Advanced John Stratton Money adv*. 
Paymaster for the Charges of the running month. him - 

Edward Harris Land Customer reads that Account for last month, consisting Und 
of Choultry Customs Pag s . 830. 2. 75, ballance due from him Eight hundred Caet ° <ner ' i > 
Seventeen Pagodas twelve fanams & seventy five Cash 817. 12. 75, which he * 

now pays in. 

William Johnson Storekeeper his Account for last month read, ballance due storekeeper's 
from him Three hundred sixty two Pagodas fifteen fanams & forty six Cash 
362. 15. 46, which is carried forward. 

Ahmud Cawn Tarau & Hajeegee Cawn Taran Farmers of the Arrack and Wine Rentp*. in 
Licence pay in Three hundred thirty five 335 Pagodas for one month's rent due the & whit"* * 

5 lh . Instant. Lieenoe 6 

Father Severini Attorney for the Jesuits Missionaries in China praying pay- £ hina ■» Je3n - t ) " 
ment of the Interest due to them for the last year ending the 31 st . March last that " nU1 ypai " 
Twelve hundred 1200 Pagodas is now paid him. 



104 Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, MAY 17 kB 

ian°amt g ord* n There appearing by the last Fort S fc . David Cash Account a pretty large 

ap D fr^m Fort ballance in Fanams it's agreed to order Five thousand 5000 Pagodas worth up 
st. David. hither by the first Good Sea Conveyance. 

Eich d . Benyon. - 

Randatl Fowke. 

Nic: Morse. 

John Straiton. 

Tho: Eyre. 

Edw d . Harms. 

Jn°. Savage. 



27 Arrived Ship Faekerally Morahcub, Mullah Fackirdean from Surat. 

29 Arrived Ship Exeter Michael Ceilings from Pegue, last from Fort S'. David,, 
CaBt e °& d ' whence she brought a General Letter of the 27 th . accompanying the Old Cast 
Mortars Ordnance & M ortars. 

arrive from 
St. David's. 

30 Sent by PeoES to Fort S'. David a General Letter of this date. 

31 Eeceived by Peons from Pullicat a General Letter from thence of the 10 th .- 
June N.S. & another from Negapatam dated the 6 th . June N S. 

The particulars of the Extry. Exfence in the Pay M k ' s . Acco t . for. 
April arise as follow. 

Foet Marlborough. 

Allowance to Rajah Cooladen & Servants ... P 8 . 

Dieting 10 Ooffree Slaves at P. 1. 5. each 

Caps 8 for D° 

Cloaths sent thither for the Military Viz'. 

Coats 100 at P. 2|- each 

Caps 70 at ... f each .. 
Charges Merchandize on 2 Bales ... ... ... 5 5 20 



11 


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35 


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5 


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1 


2 


— 



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Charges Extraordinary. 

Dieting Choultry Prisoners 9 3 1 40 

Dieting a Lunatick Soldier 

Allowance to four monthly Writers Vizt. 

Mews". Jones, Cassamajor, 

Golightly, & Sloper, at P 8 . 10 40 — — 

D°. to a Writer in the Secretary's Office ... 5 — — 

Paid a soldier for relisting for 5 Tears 5 — — 

Paid for Passage for 10 Arabs to Metohlepatam, 

30 E s 9 8 — 

Paid Boat hire for the Paymaster & Gunner for 

surveying the Walpole ' — 5 — 

Batta to 100 of the Pedenaigue's Peons ... ... 83 12 — 

Black Town Wall. 

Materials used & Workmen employed as V 
Account particulars 
Nabobs Expences. 

Paid thera as V Account particulars 
Account Oukkent London. 

Cloths sent to S*. Helena for their Military 
Chaeges General. 

Batta abroad & at home ... 



147 26 40 



448 


14 


62 


447 


9 


20 


142 


23 


20 


25 


16 


40 



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Diary and Consultation Book, 17 k% 105 

FORT ST. GEORGE, MAY 17 k3 

Thk Particulars op the Extky. Exi>ence in the Pay M KS . Aoco t . 
for April arise as follow.— cont. 

Brought over Pag 3 . ... 1523 11 52 



Kepairs or Fortifications. 

Materials used & "Workmen employed as V 

Account particulars ... 

Charges Hospital. 

Cloathing for the Sick 

House Moveables. 

For the Warehouse & Secretary's Office as I 3 
Book 


Pagod 8 . 


89 
255 

73 


21 
12 

18 


38 
22 




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27 


32 



To the Honble Richard Benyon Esq*. 

President and Goyebnour &c t . Council of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sibs 

Having besides the Treasure Consigned to Your Honour &e*. received of the ' • 
Chief and Council of Tellicherry Two Chests, which I promised to deliver ashore 
at Anjengo in Case the Weather would permit, I am to acquaint Your Honour &c'., 
that when I came off that Place the Season was so far Advanced that the Weather 
Appearing very black, I did cot think it prudent to put in there. And my Bill of 
Lading specifying That in Case T should deliver the said Treasure here I am to 
desire Your Honour &c*. will please to receive the same. 

I am 
Honble Sir & Sirs 
Fort S t . George Your most Obedient humble Servant 

26 TB . May 1743. Christopher Bubrows. 

Arrived Ship Lancaster Charles Hopkins from Bombay. j UNE ^43 

1. 
Sailed Ship S*. Anna, Manuel de Silva for Macao. 



At a Constjltaton 
Present 
Eichaed Benyon Esg\ Gov*. Presid t . Thursday 

Randall Fowke. Nicolas Morse. the 2 b . 

John Stratton. Thomas Eyre. 

Edward Harris. Will" 1 . Johnson. 

John Savage. 
Last Consultation read & Signed. 
General Letters read Viz*. Letter9 read 

from 

IS . 44 from the Deputy Govern 1 '. & Council of Fort S'. David of the 27 th . Forts*. 
Ultimo accompany 6 . Twenty three Old Guns and two Mortars on the Exeter, G a " 9 d & ° ld 
■which the Storekeeper is Ordered to get ashore ; and desiring a New large Beam Mortars 
and set of Weights. «»»• up 

Request for 

a Large 
Beam & 

Weights. 

1743—27 



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Records of Fort St. George 



Pollicat, 

about 

examining 

Von 

Francken. 



The Board 
continue 
their 

Resolution 
not to 
meddle iu 
the Affair. 



Money pi. 
in for Rupees 
sold. 

Money adv d . 
Expo. 

Wareho.kr. 
for charges 
on the 
Journey to 
Tritchano- 
poly. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 17UB— 

N°. 45, Translate of a Letter from the Grovernour and Council of Negapatam 
the 6 th . June N\S. desiring Us to examine Ensign Franken on the Interroga- 
tories sent Us from Pullieat in a Criminal prosecution of Malachias de La Vigne & 
threatening to protest against Us for the Consequences of our refusal. 

N°. 46, Translate of a Letter from the Chief and Couucil of Pullieat dated the 
10 th . June N. S. inclosing a Letter dated at Amsterdam the 20 th . Dee r . 1740 
relative to the Affair for which M r . de La Veigne is under prosecution & the 
Interrogatories we before return'd them, On which they again desire Us to Examine 
Ensign Franken. 

The Board having considered the purport of the two foregoing Letters, and no 
Seasons occuring to make Us alter our former resolution and take on Us any part in 
a matter of this Nature: It's agreed again to send back the Interrogatories & 
Letter abovementioned and draughts of our Answers to Negapatam & Pullieat are 
now formed accordingly. 

The President reads the Cash Account for last Month, ballanee remaining now 
compared with the Cash Chest Eighteen thousand two hundred twenty three Current 
Pagodas thirty fanams & fourteen Cash 18223. 30. J4, and Eleven thousand one 
hundred and two 11102 Madrass Pagodas. 

Nicolas Morse Import Warehousek 1 ". pays in Ten thousand 10000 Pagodas in 
further part for Eupees sold, And 

Two thousand Pagodas are Advanc'd him as Export Warehousekeeper for dis- 
bursements on Account of the Expedition to Tritchanopoly. 

Bich d . Benton. 
Bandall Fowke. 
Nic : Morse. 
John Stratton. 
Tho : Eyre. 
Edw d . Harris. 
W M . Johnson. 
Jn°. Savage. 



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Sent by Peons to Pullicat General Letters of this date for Negapatam and that 
Place. 

Eeeeived by Peons General Letters from Ingeram of the 15 th . and from Madde- 
pollam of the 2Z d . Ultimo. 

Arrived Ship La Fleury J. Puel from Pondicherry. 

Eeeeived by Peons from Fort S*. David a General Letter of the 3 d . Instant. 



Monday 
the 6 1H . 



Ingeram. 
Mr. Prinoe 
arrives there 
& hopes for 
200 Bales in 
Aug*. 

Madapollam 

Monthly 

Acoounts & 

Papers 

reapeoting Jo: 

Goddard's 

EBtate. 

Fort 8*. 

David. 

The 

Merchants 

proposals 

for the 

Investment. 

Money 
advano'd 
for the 
Painters & 
to the Pay- 
mast er. 

Arrears of 
Salaiy to 
Major Knipe 
paid his 
daughter. 



Pending th 
Salisbury's 
Boml ay 
Eupees to 
the Bay, 
suspended. 



At A 

ElCHABD BeNYON 

Eandall Fowke. 
John Stbatton. 
Edwabd Haebis. 



Consultation 

Present 

Esa\ Govebn*. Pbesident. 

NlCOIAS MOESE. 

Thomas Eyee. 
William Johnson. 



John Savagb. 
Last Consultation read & signed. 
General Letters read viz*. 

N°. 47 from M r . Prince at Ingeram of the 15"'. Ultimo advising his Arrival 
and receipt of the Wares, Stores and Treasure Sent with him on the Porto Bello 
Sloop and that he has hopes of Two hundred Bales by the Middle of August. 

N°. 48 from M r . Hally burton at Maddepollam of the 22 d . Ultimo, inclosing 
his Monthly Accounts for March and April & Also Some Accounts & other Papers 
respecting M r . Joseph Goddard's Estate. 

N°. 49, from the Deputy Gov r . & Council of Fort S*. David of the 3 d . Instant 
advising their proceedings with their Merchants respecting an Investment & the 
terms proposed by the latter, desiring our resolutions thereupon and acknowledging 
the receipt of the Money last sent them. 

Ageeed that One thousand 1000 Pag 8 , be Advanced the Export Warehouse- 
keeper for the Painters and Two thousand 2000 to M r . Stratton Paymaster for the 
Charges of the Morth. 

Miss Knipe applying for the Salary due to her Father from the 25 th . March to 
the 5 th . of last month, Agreed that the Amount thereof, being Sixty three Pagodas 
nine fanams and fifty three Cash 63. 9. 53 be paid her out of Cash. 

The Princess Elizabeth and Prince of Wales being to Sail in few days for the 
Bav it was debated whether cr no we should send thither on those Ships any part 
of the Three Lack of Eupees received by the Salisbury from Bombay and on con- 
sideration had of the season of the Year & that the Pulteney was to follow them in 
about Eight or Ten days ; Agi«eed not to send any on them. 

Eioh d . Benton. 
Eandall Fowke. 
Nic : Moese. 
John Stratton. 
Tho : Eyee. 
Edw d . Haebis. 
W a . Johnson, 
Jh°. Savage. 



IN TBE 
FOKENOON. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 171+3 109 

FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 17 k3 

Arrived Ship Mary, Joseph Howard, from Fort S'. David with a General 11 

Letter of the 8 th . Instant & the Panama We wrote for. 

Received by Peons from Vizagapatam a General Letter from thence of 20 th . 

May & another from Bengali of the 15 th . April. 

Delivered Captain Thorpe of the Prince of Wales going off in order to sail a 12 

General Letter to Bengali of this date & Duplicate of it to M r . Griffeth Supra Cargo 
of the Princess Elizabeth. 

Eeceived by Peons from Anjengo a General Letter of the 23 d . May with a 13 

Packet for Bombay. 

At a Consultation Monday 

Present the 13™ 

Riohakd Benton EsqA Gov\ President. 
Randall Fowke. Nicolas Morse. 

John Stratton. Thomas Eyre. 

Edward Harris. "William Johnson. 

John Savage. 

Last Consultation read & Signed. 

General Letters read viz*. Letters read 

from 

N°. 50 from the Deputy Governour and Council of Port S k . David of the 8 th . Forts*. 
InstaDt accompanying the Five thousand 5000 Pagodas worth of Panams We wrote moo lag*, 
for the 30 th . Ultimo. " ™ *Vu»™ 

Bent up. 

N°. 51 from Mess™. Saunders & Goodere at Vizagapatam of the 20 th . Ultimo, Vizagapatam. 

Advising that Huseen Cooly Cawn, Uncle to the Nabob of Rajahmundrum has Mon^°* 

extorted Seventeen Chundred] 3700 Pagodas from M r . Pitt at Upparra on Account extorted from 

of a Ship that was lost near that place, and that they had built a Small Guard House upparraon 

near their Powder Magazine, inclosing their Cash & Pay Master's Accounts for Aooo j- o£ a 

April with an Account of the .Revenues collected there from January to the last of near 6 that 

April, and accompanying a Packet from Bengali which contained i^maii 

Uaard House 
built there. 

N°. 52 from the President & Council of Port William of the 15 th . April Bengal, 
acknowledging the Receipt of the Treasure Sent them & Porto Bello Sloop; J, r t0 f r e r " v ' e8 
Advising the Motions of the Moratfas & the Situation the Country was then in, from there. 
whence they Apprehended the Investment would be greatly impeded ; desiring us ^deming 
to send them no 1-iullion by the first Ships, but Madras & Arcot Rupees in equal the treasure 
proportions & Gold Mohurs, estimating them to produce there from l:-i|to 13| Arcot for European 
Rupees each ; directing the Quantity of Redwood to be seat them ; Advising that soldiers 
M r . Campion died there the 2 d . March, and requesting Us to spare them a supply oonoeming 
of European soldiers & small Arms. ?, e , d o 00d *. 

* JM. r Oampion 

dies there. 

N°. 53 from the Chief & Council of Anjengo of the 23 d . May desiring us to ^ n J^ g0 - f 
forward their accompanying Packet to Bombay, and to send them by the First Bombay they 
Conveyance the Treasure intended them from TelJicherry of which they are greatly a J e ' n want 
in want, and which they suppose to have come to this Coast on the Salisbury or br t. hither 
some other of the Ships that could not put it ashore there & Advising that a Treaty gaibbur 
of Peace was on foot between the Dutch & King of Travencore. a x.eaty on 

foot between 
the Uutoh & 
Ker.of 
Travencore. 

The Paymaster acquaints the Board that Captain Young of the Princess More money 
Elizabeth had also Applied to him to reimburse him sixteen Pagodas three fanams J d ^g n ^ d 
16. 3. — the Amount of Provisions he (the said Young) had laid in here for Six soldiers 
Soldiers returning on that Ship from Bombay to Bengali, Ordered that he pay the f^^Iombay 
same taking Captain Young's Receipts for it. to Bengal. 

1743—28 



110 Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 17 US 

directed to ^' Foxall ^ e Assaymaster being Sent for and Attending is ordered to look out 

p™ohase in Town for Ten thousand 10000 more Madrass Pagodas on the best terms he can, 
M« 00 pag8. e & Ten thousand 10000 Current Pagodas are now Advauced him towards purchasing 
them. 

Eich d . Ben yon. 

Eandaj,l Fowke. 

Nio: Morsk. 

John Stbation. 

Tho : Eyre. 

Edw d . Harris. 

W M . Johnson. 

Jn°. Savage. 



About four in the Afternoon came to an Anchor in the Eoad the Honourable 
Company's Ship Duke Captain Thomas Hindman from England with M r . Edward 
Fowke Passenger. 



Monday " At a Consultation 

the 13 th . 
at 5 p.m. Present 

RlCHARD BeNVON Esft". GoVERNOTJR PRESIDENT. 

Randall Fowke. Nicolas Morse. 

John Stratton. Thomas Eyre. 

Edward Harris. William Johnson. 

John Savage. 

Dabe'e packet Captain Thomas Hindman of the Duke having brought ashore his Box Packet 

from England f rom England for this Presidency the same is now opened and found to agree with 
it's List. 

Letters t>y Then were read the General Letter from the Court of Directors dated the 29 th . 

her read. December 1742 ; The List of Investment of the same date, and a Seperate Letter 
from M 1 '. Secretary Mole of the 5 th . January 1742, The last received a Part from 
Cap 1 . Hindman with another directed to Bengali Presidency with the following 
Endorsement, " To be forwarded to Bengali in Case the Duke is sent thither, but 
'" not otherwise, " which last the board Suppose to oontain the like Orders to the Bay 
with those in the last read Letter, concerning the Unliceuced Quick Silver beleived 
to be on board that Ship, which the Sea Customer is directed to comply with. 

M r . Fowke The Said Letters being read M r . Fowke resigned the Seat of Second to M r . Morse 

eeat^s 9 "■ ™ obedience to the 12 th . para of that from Our Honble Masters of the 29 th . December. 

Seoond to 
M r . Morse. 

The Duke'e, An Order Signed to Captain Thomas Hindman of the Duke to deliver the 

Military Military, Treasure, Wares & Stores he has on board for this Presidency. 

treasure &o r . « ' ' J 

ord*. ashore.. 

Survey of the Agreed that M r . Morse as Import Wareh°.k r . and M r . Johnson examine the 

treasure ord*. Dukc'g Treasure when it comes ashore in the presence of the Captain. 

The Duke's The Prince of Wales Captain Thorpe not having Yet Weighed and as it may be 

Bengal sometime 'eer the Duke can be Dispatched for the Bay, It's agreed to send thither 

Forwarded on her the Box Packet for that Presidency which came inclosed in ours & a Letter 

thit p e inoe to accompany it is now signed. 

of Wales 



Diary and Consultation Book, 171+3 111 

FORT ST. GEORGE, .JUNE 17 hS 

Agreed to advise to Bombay the Arrival of the Duke and other Occurrences Advioeto 
respecting our Honourable Masters Shipping ; The receipt of the Treasure $ Salis- tlTDuke'f & 
bury for Bengali & Anjengo ; And that we shall on occasion regard their Intentions, Arrival, the 
as they have now explain'd them, concerning Country Ships purchasing Pepper near treasured 

AnjengO. ronoerning 

-n • * -n the buying of 

RlCH B . BeNYON. peppernear 

Nic: Morse. Anjeng0 - 

Randall Fowke. 

John Stratton. 

Tho: Eyre. 

Edw d . Harris. 

W M . Johnson. 

Jn°. Savage. 



Sail'd Ships Princess Elizabeth Andrew Young & Prince of "Wales John 14 
Thorpe for Bengali, on the latter of these Sent another General Letter of yesterday's 
date with the Duke's Box Packet for that Presidency. 

Sent by Peons to Bombay a General Letter of this Date. 15 

Arrived Ship Fazee Salani, James Irving from Surat. 18 

Sail'd Ship Ceres Kobert Mylne, for China. — 

Received by Peons a General Letter from Fort S'. David of the 16 th . Instant. 19 

Arrived the Honourable Company's Ship Princess Amelia Captain Samuel 20 
Martin from England with Mess 1 ' 8 . King, Cope, & Speck Covenant Servants, and Comp^'i 
M r . Hyman a Free Merchant Passengers, and a Packet for this Presidency. 



Servants 
arrive. 



At a Consultation 
Present 
Richard Benyon Esq«. Gov b . President. Monday 

THE 

Nicolas Morse. Randall Fowke. 20 th . 

John Stratton. Thomas Eyre. 

Edward Harris. William Johnson. 

John Savage. 
The two last Consultations read & signed. 

General Letter N°. 54 from the Deputy Governour and Council of Fort S'. j£" t "g t from 
David of the lb th . Instant, concerning the l^xpenoe of the Fausebray and inclosing David.' 
another Report r&l Calculate thereon, the consideration of which is deferred till Another 

! • * L J ' Report & 

more leisure. Calculate of 

the Fause- 
Bray. 



I'rino 
Amelia's 



The Packet from England by the Princess Amelia being opened and compared, 
-was found to agree with it's List, when were read Our Honourable Masters Com- p^ckeT from 
mands [to] this place of the 4 th . February 1742, and Copy of those to the West ^ n e s n '^ ld 
Coast & Royal Guardian of the 7 th . JanuaVy 1742, The List of Investment by this iters' b; 
Ship and of the same date with the Letter being otherwise a Copy of that received her read. 
W Duke. 



112 



Record* of Fort St. George 



Mr. Stratton 
reads bis 
Paymaster's 
Aceo*. for 
May. 



P. 


2417 


23 


14 




583 


12 


— 




66 


24 


— 




21 


14 


— 




142 


4 


— 




592 


34 


2 




20 


— 


— 




15 


— 


— 




53 


32 


— 




572 


14 


57 




539 


29 


78 




22 


22 


50 











p. 


5047 


30 


41 



the Compy 
not approving 
his being 
called to 
the hoard, 
offers to 
deliver op 
his Employ, 
in which he is 
continued to 
the end of 
the month. 

Paymaster's 
EstraTy. 
Expence 
for May. 

Princess 
Amelia's 
Military, 
Treasure So*. 
ord d . ashore. 

Duke's 
Treasure 
reported. 
Survey of the 
pss. Amelia's 
ord«. 

The Arrival 
of the Duke 
& Princess 
Amelia & the 
Treasure *$> 
Salisbury 
advis'it to 
'! ellic-herry & 
Anjengo. 

Detail of our 
Transactions 
with tbe 
Country 
CidTernment 
on t e 
subjaot of 
Chindadre 
Pettah Mint 
& the New 
Villages. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 17 kS 

John Stratton Paymaster his Account for last M°. read Viz' 
Charges Garrison 

Charges Diet 

Charges Cattle 

Fort Marlborough 

Charges Extraordinary 

Black Town Wall 

Bengali Presidency ... 
Vizagapatara Factory ... 

Charges Hospital 
Nabob's Exp^nces ... 
Cbarges General ... ... 

Repairs of Fortifications 



ballance due from him Forty seven Pagodas thirty fanams and forty one Cash,. 
47. 30. 41; And Our Honourable Masters having by the 8' st . Paragraph of the 
Letter of the 4 th . February disapproved of M r . Stratton's being taken into Council 
he offered to pay the Ballance into Cash or to whom the Board should appoint to 
that Employ but it was agreed that he continue Paymaster to the End of the 
month. 



The particulars of the Extraordinary Expenee in his Account being compared 
and found to be as entered hereafter he withdrew. 

An Order to Captain Martin signed to deliver the Military, Treasure, Wares 
and Stores he has on board for this Presidency. 



Mess rs . Morse and Johnson report the Treasure by the Duke to have turned out 
Invoice "Weight and are directed to examine that also by the Princess Amelia when 
it comes ashore in the presence of the Captain. 

Ageeeo to advise to Tellicherry and Anjengo of the Arrival of the Duke and 
Princess Amelia with other Occurrences respecting the Company's Shipping and also 
the receipt of the Treasure for Bengali and Anjengo by the Salisbury. 



Then it was considered in what manner to comply with the request of the 
Gentlemen of Calcutta to Coin half tbe silver designed them by the first Ships into 
Arcot Rupees ; A consideration of Importance, because of the Advantages which 
will accrue to the Company by Coining the Silver into that Specie, And on the other 
side the Obstructions we have met with in Coining Arcot Rupees at Chindadre 
Pettah by Virtue of the Grant from Mahomud Sied Khan, concerning which we 
chuse to be full here that we may not be too prolix in our next General Letter to 
England. It is not necessary to repeat here how We came to obtain the Grant 
from Mahomud Sied Khan : But upon Nazarn-al-Muluck's coming into the Province 
it was thought proper to endeavour at Obtaining a confirmation of it from him, As 
what would fix it upon such a foundation, that whatever Changes there might be 
hereafter in the Government, it might not be liable to be revoked or disputed ; And 
that the President should enter into a negotiation for that Purpose with Eraaum 
Sahib. 

Soon after Nazam-al-Muluck arrived at Arcot the President sent one Y'encata- 
chelum a Braminy, a Person that had often been employ 'd to attend upon Emaum 
Sahib at such times as he came to Madrass, to Attend him now at Arcot. The 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17k3 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 17hS 

President's Letter by him to Emauin Sahib was in Substance, That as he beleived 
he must be very busy, and might often want to say somewhat to him that he had 
not time to write, and might also want Several things from Town : He had sent 
Vencatacbelum to stay by him to receive his Orders ; This was the pretence ; But 
Vencataehel urn's private Instructions wore to observe what passed in the Camp & 
the Durbar, and to Communicate the same to the President. It is needless to say he 
was neither empowered or instructed [to j enter upon any particular Negotiation, such 
being designed to be carried on iu another manner and by a different Person. 
However Yencatachelum had not been long at Arcot, but being with Emaum Sahib 
one day he, Emaum Sahib, told him that he heard the Governour had taken 
possession of some Villages belonging to the Surcar, and was Coining Bupees in 
Chindadrec Pettah, and both by a Grant from Mahomet Sied Khan ; That he 
wondered at it, and that the Governour should be at any expence about a parcel of 
Fugitives, for that he must not expect to keep either one or the other. Vencata- 
chelum replied, that as to the Villages the Governour had never Asked for them, but 
the Pamily pressed him to take them, and in a manner forced him to Accept them 
And as to the Coining .Rupees in Chindadree Pettah, He knew very well the English 
always Coined Money in Madrass, and it was much the same whether they Coined 
in Town or at the Pettah. To this Emaum Sahib said that the Villages belonged 
to Nazam al Muluck, and nobody else had power to give them away. And as to the 
Coinage, I am not, says he, so ignorant, hut that I know the difference between the 
Coinage in Madrass & at the Pettah and wherein it consists. Vencatachilum in 
return told him, That as the Governour had received a Grant for the Villages and 
taken possession of them it would be a disgrace to have them taken away, and as 
the Govern r . and he were all one, He hoped he would prevent their being reclaimed, 
and if there was any thing else that was not quite right, he hoped he would make 
it so Well says Imaum Sahib, I'll see what can be done about the Villages ; But 
the Governour must not Coin any more at the Pettah, for tomorrow Nazam al 
Muluck's Sunnods will be Issued out to forbid the Coinage at all the Mints except 
S*. Thome and Covelong. To which Vencatachilum replied, it would be better he 
sent the Governour a Sunnod for Coining at the Pettah. No says Imaum Sahib that 
cannot be 

Tis not to be wonder'd at, that Imaum Sahib opposed the Validity of our Grant 
from Mahommet Sied Khan for Coining Arcot Rupees, his own Interest being so 
much concerned in it ; For when the late Nabob established a Mint a [sic] Pullamalee, 
from whence it was removed to the Pettah, Those at Covelong & S\ Thome' were 
put down ; And as the profit of the last had been long before possessed by Imaum 
Sahib : One of the first things he did after Nazam came to Arcot was to get leave to 
open it again, And he knew well by how much the more We Coined at the Pettah, 
the less would be Coined at S*. Thome. 

Though the Villages have not any immediate relation to the Coinage, yet as 
they are part of our transactions with the Country Government We chuse to insert 
here what has passed concerning them. Soon after Nazam al Muluck Arrived at 
Arcot, it was said he had given Imaum Sahib a Grant for the Managing of his Jageer 
and some Horsemen came down from Imaum Sahib to take possession of the Villages 
as part of it. Emaum Sahib's Sister who had long lived with us in Town sent to 
them to be quiet, and that she would take upon her to settle the matter with her 
Brother, and soon after she sent the President an Order signed by Imaum Sahib to 
the Havildar of S*. Thome directing him only to keep some People at the Villages 
without turning out ours, and upon the whole that he should Conduct himself in such 
manner that it might Appear as much as possible that We were in possession of the 
Villages, 'till such time as he could obtain a full Grant of them for us : Accordingly 
things remain'd quiet 'till it was reported Coja Abdulla Cawn was appointed Subah 
of the Province, and then there came a Supersedeas from him, which certainly 
Imaum Sahib might have prevented if he pleased, however it was not of consequence 
enough to make any Noise about, or oppose it, because we beleived sooner or later 
we should have a Grant for them from Nazam al Muluck : Accordingly some days 
1743—29 



11-i Records of Foit St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 17 hS 

ago Imaum Sahib wrote his Sister that the Petition for them was signed by Nazara 
al Muluck, and there was nothing more wanting but Coja Abdulla Cawn's Seal, 
which he should get as soon as he returned from the Moorcha and therefore he had 
sent her an Order to the Havildar of S'. Thome to withdraw his People from the 
Villages and put us in possession of them. As he thought we should be m[uch] 
pleased with it, and being desirous also to let us see, that [he] claim'd some merit to 
himself, he directed his Sister to send the Order by his little Son, for him to deliver 
it to the Governour but besides that the receiving of it in that manner would have 
been attended with some Expence: The Governour was willing^ to let Emaum 
Sahib see that he Stomach'd the Slight which was put upon him by the Superseedeas 
from Coja Abdulla Cawn, and therefore sent to Imaum Sahib's Sister that she had no 
occasion to give her Nephew the trouble [of] coming to the Fort, and if she sent the 
order by the Dorogha it would do as well : For as a Superseedeas had come after his 
former order he did not care to run the risque of a Second Affront, besides as the 
Value of the Villages was not much he was in no hast to take possession of them 
till the Firmaund came, but however he was very much obliged to Imaum Sahib, 
and would receive the Order to the Havildar of S'. Thomd, though he did not design 
to make any use of it : Accordingly she sent it a day or two after by the Dorogha. 
Thus much concerning the Villages. 

As to the Mint, he has hitherto spoke of it as a thing Attended with difficulties, 
but for the most part evaded giving any direct Answer to Coja Petrus, who has often 
mentioned it to him : However eo Sunnod has yet come from Court to Prohibit our 
Coining ; But the Havildar of Covelong some time last month, wrote the President 
two Letters about it: The Answer to the first was wrote with a design that the 
Havildar should send it to his Principal, But the second being looked upon as 
impertinent, it was Answered accordingly ; Perhaps though we might have heard 
somewhat from his Superiours about it, if we had gone on with the Coinage in the 
manner it was intended, when We first received the Grant from Mohommet Sied 
Khan, that is to say, followed the practice of the Country Mints, and kept pace with 
"them in altering the Standard. Why we did not, will Appear by what follows. 

Upon the death of the late Nabob there was no Silver in any of the Mints 
except what remain'd in that at Palamalee, which as was Advised the Company last 
season, was brought into the Pettah and Coin'd there, what more Silver was in Town 
was only in the Company's Warehouse, which also was Coin'd at the Pettah ; No 
more Silver was expected 'till the Arrival of the Manilha Ships, and when that by 
them came from Pondicherry, the Shroffs who bought it up had offers from the 
Minters at S\ Thome to deliver them more Rupees for One hundred Ounces than 
those at the Pettah would, that is to say they would Coin them of a lower Touch, 
but as the Shroffs knew the Coinage at the Pettah belonged to the Company, they 
were for that reason in doubt whether there might not be some prohibition 
against carrying the Silver out uncoined to S'- Thome, and therefore some of them 
applied to Emaum Sahib's Family to pass it out in their Name : This was easily seen 
through, and therefore the Minters at the Pettah applied to the President to'know 
if thev might not reduce the touch as low as what they Coin'd at S'. Thome, as 
otherwise no body would Coin at the Pettab, but he only told them he would consider 
of it. The truth is, it was foreseen at the beginning, that if we were tyed up in the 
Grant to a particular Weight and Fineness, it would be of very little use to ue,and 
there can be as little doubt, that if we would Coin of the same Weight and Fineness, 
as they do in the Country Mints, the Merchants would be easy under any obli- 
gation which we should lay them under to Coin iu the Pettah Mint ; But considering 
the circumstances of the Case, it was thought more proper not to be so Eager and 
greedy as to run the risque of an absolute prohibition from Court, untill the 
Country and the Interests of the Several Competitors were settled. Coja Abdulla 
Khan who has at present the Advantage of the Mint at Covelong and Imaum Sahib 
that at S'. Thome, would doubtless make Strong Interest to have a prohibition sent 
us, and if we should not regard it, The Government would not want other pretences 
as well as Opportunities to disturb us, in other Branches of our Business. On the 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17J+3 115 

FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 17U3 

contrary it was hoped, if the Government beleived we did not intend to Coin any 
of a lower Touch than We did at the beginning, they would in consequence conclude - 
that by Coining of a lower Touch in their Mints, they should have the Coinage of 
most of the Silver, and from thence look upon our Grant as a Bagatelle, & if not 
to be prevail'd upon to give us a Confirmation of it, that they would not think 
the Use we made of it, of so much consequence as to Quarrell with us about it, and 
if no prohibition is sent us We may when the Government is Settled, especially if 
Mahommed Sied Khan is established, go on Coining by Virtue of the Grant we 
received from him, though it should not be confirmed by Nizam al Muluck. 

This being the Case at present with regard to the Coinage at the Pettah it was Resolution 

agreed to continue quiet as we have hitherto done with regard to private Silver, but the a * Comins 

as to the Company's, it was proposed and agreed to bring the Stamps which have company's 

been made use of in the Pettah from thence, and to Coin the Company's Quantity i n r totn. apees 
in our Silver Mint in Town. 

First, that though the Silver may be Coined with safety in the Country Mints, 
some unexpected Accident may happen, and we should have the less to say in such 
Case, because it is contrary to the Company's Orders received last year. 

Secondly, that from an Attention to what the Gentlemen in the Bay wrote us 
last Season with regard to the Weight and Fineness of the Arcot Rupees, we do not 
care to send them any of so low a Touch as what they Coin now in the Country 
Mints, which is no better than Standard. 

Thirdly, by Coining in our Town Mint (and all that we so Coin will be Sent to 
the Bay) it will be more private and less Subject to remark by the Country Govern- 
ment, and if they should have any intimation of it, and indeed considering how 
many must of necessity be employed in it, some will probably be rasealls enough to 
divulge it, We may write them that We are only Coining the Company's Money 
according to Annual Custom, of which they need no other proof than the Quantity 
of Silver which has been carried from hence and Coined in their own Mints ; At 
worst before they can say much about it our business may be done, that is what we 
want to Coin for the Company, and when that is over, they will have occasion to say 
no more, at least for this year. 

The Board agreeing to Coin the Company's Quantity in their own Mint, The method 
the President said he was not quite satisfied iu respect to the method in which We them^ebfted. 
had been used to Contract with the Shroffs for the Coinage, or rather the Exchange 
of the Compy's Silver for Arcot Rupees, that so long as their Silver was Coined in 
the Country Mints, that method was unavoidable, and in the same manner as every 
body else agreed with the Micters, but at the same time he was convinced either 
the Shroffs or the M inters were considerable gainers, over and above the Charges 
of Coinage and the Duties to the Government, and therefore proposed it to the 
consideration of the Board whether it would not be for the Compy's Interest Lingachittee 
since we were resolved to Coin the Arcot Rupees in our Mint to direct the Coinage an'ssbimate 11 
of them somewhat in the same method as our Madrass Rupees were Coined ; Upon of the 
which Linga Chitty was sent for, and having explain'd to him what we meant he ioo d o^.° f 
was ordered to bring in an estimate of what an hundred Ounces of Standard Silver standard 

8 lb. ozs. Silver. 

would produce reckoning One thousand Rupees to weigh 30. and to be 1| dw l . 
better than Standard and then the Board Adjourned. 

Rich d . Benyon. 

Nic: Morse. 

Randall Fowke. 

Tho : Eyre. 

W M . Johnson. 
Js". Savage. 



116 



Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 17 U3 

The particulars of the Extry Expencein the Pay M". Acco'. for May, 1743 
as follow. 

Charges Gtarhison 

Paid Batta to Peons sent in quest of deserted 
Soldiers 
Fokt Marlborough 

Allowance to Kajah Cooladen & Servants 
Dieting 10 Coffree Slaves 



10 — — 



14 — 



Charges Extraordinary 

Dieting 4 Choultry Prisoners 

D°. a Lunatick Soldier 


1 
2 


28 — 


Allowance to 4 Monthly Writers, Viz*. 
Mess". Jones, Cassamajor, Golightly, 






&Sloperat,10 

D°. to a Writer in the Secretary's Office 


40 
5 


— — 


Paid two Soldiers upon relisting for 5 
Years 


10 





Batta to 100 of the Pedenaigue's Peons ... 


83 


12 — 



21 14 



Black Town Wall 

Materials Used & Workmen employed as 

& Acco*. particulars 

Bbngal Presidency 

Advanc'd Ensign Cross as ^ Order of 

Consultation of the 12 th . May 

Vizagapatam Factory 

Paid M r . Westcott to defray his Charges 
thither 
Charges General 

Batta ahroad & at home 

Nabobs Expences 

Paid them as ^j> Account particulars 
Eepaihs op Fortifications 

Materials Used & Workmen employed as 
■p A ceo*, particulars 



142 



592 34 



20 — 



572 14 57 



22 22 50 



Pagod*. 1410 — 29 [«*] 



22* 



Sail'd Ship Piedadee, Simon Vincenti for Macao. 



Thursday 
the 23 d . 



Money p d . 
on Aoo*. of 
Broad Cloth 



At a Consultation 
Present 
Eiohard Benyon Esq, 8 . Govern". 
Nicolas Moese. 
Thomas Eyre. 
William Johnson. 
Last Consultation read and signed. 
Nicolas Morse Import Warehousekeeper pays in Four thousand 4000 Pagodas- 



President. 
Randall Fowke. 
Edward Harris. 
John Savage. 



on Account of Broad Cloth deliv d . the Merchants. 



AdvanoM 
Ponapa 
Chitty aeoo*. 
of the 
In»e«tinent. 



Agreed that 2000 two thousand Pagodas be 
Account of Goods brought iu by him. 



advanc'd Ponapa Chitty on. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 171*3 H? 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 171*3- 



Edward Harris Land Customer reads that Accouut for last month Viz'. Land 

Choultry Customs 
Kegistring Slaves 



Choultry Customs ... ... ... ... ... Pag 3 . 445 21 31 May account 



P. 445 29 31 

ballanee due from him Pour hundred thirty three Pagodas three fanams and thirty 
one Cash, 433. 3. 31, which he now pays in. 

Pursuant to what we wrote Our Honourable Masters in our 29 th . Paragraph of orders to 
the 27 th . January last, it is agreed to direct M r . Hallyburton to pull down the Old f^T llam 
Factory House at Metehlepatam, applying such of the Materials as may be fit, oidFaetory 
towards repairing and securing the Godowns there, and disposing of the rest to the Metohie- 
Company's best advantage and also for the reasons set forth in the said Letter, that patam. 
he get the Chay Goods to be brought to him from Metehlepatam on Country Vessels Gettil f g the 
at the proper Season; Agreed also to Advise to Maddepollam that our Honble J^m thence 
Masters have this year been pleased to take M r . Andrews into their Service, and to 
permit M r . Kelsal to remove to Bengali, which if he chuses, it will be proper for being taken' 
him to haste to Vizagapatam, from whence he may take Passage on the Europe g^^V 
Ship We shall shortly send thither. Mr. T .KeiBai 

being 

permitted to 
go to Bengal . 

Agreed to transmit to the Gentlemen at S\ David an Extract of the List of Directions 
Investment respecting the Dimities, Eomalls & Blue Cloth, directing their compliance oavid's 
as near as possible with the Company's orders relating thereto. a 0011 ?' 

Dimities, 

Eomalls & 
Blue Cloth. 

The Accountant reads the Journal Parcels for the Month of April. April journal 

parcels 
read. 

Linga Chitty attending the Board delivers in agreable to the order of last Lil ?s a , 

Consultation, an Estimate of the produce of One hundred Ounces of Standard Silver, Estimate of 

supposed to be Coined into A root Eupees, which the Board observing to differ in t f e 1 PJ odu 3 ce 

several Instances from the practice in our Mint, when We Coin Madrass Rupees, The silver in ' 

Assay Master was sent for, and Linga Chitty urging many reasons for those ArcotKu P ee9 - 

differences, he was ordered to go with the Assay Master, who was directed to examine to be . 

the said Estimate and Eeport the Matter to the Board as he finds it. reposed 

by the 
BlCH\ BeNYON. A88.ym.rtw. 

Nic : Morse. 
Eandall Fowke. 
Tho: Eyre. 
W M . Johnson. 

Jn°. Savage. 

Sent by Patamar General Letters to Anjengo & Tellicherry of this date. 23 

Sent by Peons to Port S*. David a General Letter of this date. 24 

Sent by Peons to Maddepollam Gen 1 . Letters of the 23 d . & this date. 25 

Sail'd Ship La Pleury, I. Puel for Pondicherry. — 

Eeceived by Peons a General Letter from Port S'. David of the 22 d . Ins'. — 



1743—30 



J IS 



Records of Fort St. George 



Monday 

THE 27™. 



Letter from 
Fort St. 
David 
damaged 
stores to be 
wrote off 
there. 

Itequest for 
money. 

Monthly 
Accounts for 
May read 
Viz*. Exp°. 
Wareho. 
keeper's. 
Impo. 
Wareho. 
keeper's. 
Money, p*. 
in acc t . 
Rupees Sold. 



Storekeeper's 



Advance to 

Molinga 

Kistna 

aceo*. the 

Investment 

& to the 

Paymaster. 

Rents p 4 . in 
of the Betle 
& Tobacco 
Farm. 

& 
Arraok & 
Wine 
Licence. 



frinoess 
Amelia's 
Treasure 
reported. 

Surge me 

petitions for 

headmoney 

viSt. 
Of the 
Duke& 
Of the 
Princess 
Amelia. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 17 hS 

At a Consultation 
Present 
Richard Benyon Esq". Governoor President. 
Nicolas Morse. Randall Fowke. 

Thomas Eyre. Edward Harris. 

William Johnson. John Savage. 

Last Consultation read and signed. 

General Letter N°. 55 from the Deputy Governour and Council of Fort S'. 
David of the 22 d . Instant read, inclosing monthly Papers & a List of Stores Wasted 
&c'. desiring permission to write them off, which is granted, & also a Supply of 
Cash. 



Nicolas Morse Export Warehousekeeper reads that Account for last month 
ballance due from him Four hundred thirty four Pagodas four fanams & sixty four 
Cash 434. 4. 64 which is carried forward. 

Nicolas Morse Import Warehousekeeper reads that Account for last month 
ballance due from him two thousand one hundred eighty nine Pagodas ten 
fanams and twenty eight Cash 2189. 10. 28, of which he now pays in Two thousand 
2000 Pagodas. He also pays in Two thousand 2000 Pagodas in further part for 
Rupees sold. 

Randall Fowke Sea Customer reads that Account for last Month Viz'. 

Customs on Goods P. 3528 19 44 

D°. on Grain 241 — 56 

Anchorage ... ... ... ... ... ... 46 — — 

P. 3815 20 20 

ballance due from him Thirteen thousand two hundred twenty Seven Pagodas 
fourteen Fanams & four Cash 13227. 14. 4, of which he pays in Five thousand 
one hundred thirty two Pagodas twenty nine fanams 5132. 29. — . 

William Johnson Storekeeper reads that Account for last month ballance due 
from him Nine hundred sixty three Pagodas twelve fanams & nineteen Cash. 
963. 12. 19, of which he pays in Seven hundred 700 Pagodas. 

Agreed that One thousand 1000 Pagodas be advanced Molinga Kistna on 
Account of Goods brought in by him and three thousand 3000 more to M r . Stratton 
Paymaster for the Charges of this month. 



Trivitee Sashachilum and Subramony Chitty Beetle and Tobacco Farmers pay 
in Eight hundred thirty three Pagodas twelve fanams 833. 12. — for one Months 
rent due the 5 th . Instant. 

Ahmud Cawn Taran & Hajeegee Cawn Taran Farmers of the Arrack and Wine 
Licence pay in Three hundred thirty five 335 Pagodas for one Months rent due the 
5 th . instant. 

Mess 1 ". Morse & Johnson report the Princess Amelia's Treasure to weigh 
agreable to Invoice 

Two Petitions for Headmoney read as enter'd hereafter Viz'. 

Of Cornelius Inglis Surgeon of the Duke on Seventeen 17, soldiers 

deliverd ashore here from that Ship. And of James Wilson Surgeon of the Princess 
Amelia on 19, Nineteen Soldiers by that Ship ; Ordered that they be paid if the 
Paymaster upon enquiry find that the People were properly taken care of by them. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17 k 3 11 9 

FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 17k3 

Ordered that a draught be made of thirty Europeans to send as a recruit to AKecmitof 
the Garrison of Tort S fc . David. Soldiers ord*. 

David's. 

A Ship being arrived at S l . Thome called the Lusitania whereof one Tempest The Lusitania 
Milner is Supra Cargoe, pretending to have a Pass from the King of Portugal and £ nder 
carrying the Colours of that Nation, and there being reason to apprehend she is CoWs" 686 
carry 8 , on a Trade detrimental to the Honourable Company's Interest and 
It's agreed that an Order as entered hereafter, and translated into French, Dutch, 
Portuguese and the Country Languages, be affixed at the Several Gates of the Town, 
prohibiting all persons belonging to, or having any concerns with this Presidency, a Prohibition 
to have any Traffick or Dealings directly, or indirectly with the said Ship or, to frf^fthhlfr 
give her any Assistance whatever, under penalty of being sent to England if an affixed at the 
European, and if a Native, of being Fined at the discretion of this Board, expelled ^° f tbe 
the Honourable Company's Bounds, and rendered ever after incapable of their 
protection. 

The Duke being to sail for the Bay in few days & the Princess Amelia soon oar intention 
after, it's agreed not to send any Treasure to the Bay on the Pultney as we before TreaaorT to 

purposed. the Bay on 

r r [the] Pnlte- 

ney, altered. 

As from the Orders contain'd in the 18 th . paragraph of the Company's Letter a second 

of the 4 th . February 1742, We shall not want such supplies of salt petre as we ^ e e q B e a stto 

apprehended when We wrote to the Bay the 25 th . April last by the Princess conoems. the 

Augusta, it's agreed to desire of the Gentlemen there, that when they return that ^™^. B 

Ship to Us, after putting on board the Fine Patcharee Rice We before requested returning 
for the West Coast, they fill up her Tonage with Bice on the Honble Company's 
Account, which there is reason to apprehend will be much wanted here. 

The President acquaints the Board that he had yesterday received of Mana- Rent of the 
waueum Chin Tomby &o t . Renters of the Company's Gardens, the Sum of Five Compy's. 
hundred and nineteen Pagodas in part of the Arrears of Rent due from them Viz*. in , ar enBp ' 

6 Mouths rent of the Smaller Garden at 60 

pagodas <$• Anuum due the 31 st December 

1740, about, which time it was laid open on the 

alarm of the Morattas, & therefore the Rent is 

charged only to that time, though not remarked 

in Consultation till the 15 th . June 1741 ... P. 30 — — 

Tear. mo'. 
1. 6. rent of the larger Garden due the 31 st . 

Decernl'. 1742 at 326 pagodas #* Annum ... 489 — — 

Pagodas 519 — — 
The President added, that on observing the Renters to be so many Payments The Renters 
behind, he had pressed them somuch for the Money that in order to raise it, they theiTcowie. 
had been obliged to sell their Houses, and therefore when they brought him the 
Money, they brought him at the same time tbe Cowle, protesting they could not 
hold it any longer without going into Goal for the next year's Rent ; owing as they 
said to the great drought there has been for some years, and that the Wells in the 
Garden are turned salt. As the Renters are ruined the Board beleived it would be The *Vin to 
to little purpose to insist upon their keeping the Garden, to the end of the Term, o e u[o t ry" pa 
and therefore Ordered that Notice be given at the Sea Gate for the sale of a new 
Term of Five years at Out Cry. 

M r . Eyre who was Appointed the 24 th . January last to go Chief to Vizagapatam M'. Eyre 
in the room of M 1 '. Stratton was near ready to proceed thither when the Board going Chief 
thought proper to send him to Nizam al Muluck, and as that Journey was much to Viza ga- 
longer than was expected at that time, and other accidents have kept him here since, 
he now acquaints the Board that he shall be ready to proceed thither as soon as any 



120 Records of Fort St. Gear* 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 17 US 

conveyance offers, if they still think proper, being always ready and willing to go 
to any place where the Company's Interest requires his Service, but, if it should be 
thought that any body else might do as well at Vizagapatam, it would be more 
agreable to himself to continue here. 

The Board being willing to comply with M r . Eyre's inclination, more es- 
pecially as by his Standing in the Council he is one of the Justices, and his presence 
here will be a great releif to the other Justices, Acquainted him that they would 
consider of some other Person to go to Vizagapatam in his room against next. 
Consultation. 

Eich d . Benton. 

Nic : Morse. 

Bandall Fowkb. 

Tho: Eyre. 

¥". Johnson. 

Jn°. Savage. 



TO THE HONBLE ElCHARD BeNYON EsQ E . 

President & Gov". &c T . Council of Fort S 1 . George. 

The humble Petition of Cornelius Inglis, Surg". 
Sheweth 

That Your Petitioner having had the Care of Seventeen Soldiers deliver'd on 
shore here from the Duke, Cap*. Thomas Hino'man humbly prays Your Honour,. 
&C 1 ., would be pleased to order him the Usual Allowance of H ead Money. 

And Your Petitioner &c'. 



To the Honble Eichard Benyon Esq*. 

President & Gov E . &c T . Council of Port S t . George. 

The humble Petition of James Wilson Surgeon 
Sheweth 

That Your Petitioner having had the Care of Nineteen Soldiers deliver'd ashore 
here from the Princess Amelia Cap*. Samuel Martin, humbly prays Your Honour, 
&6 t . i would be pleased to Order him the Usual Allowance of Headmoney. 

And Your Petitioner, &c*. 

Fort S t . George, 27 th . June 1743 

Whereas there is a Ship Arrived on this Coast pretending to have a Pass from 
the King of Portugal & carrying the Colours of that Nation, & as there is reason to 
Apprehend that she is carrying on a Trade detrimental to the Honble Company's 
Interest & Bights ; This is therefore Strictly to forbid any Person belonging to, or 
having any Concerns with this Presidency to have any Dealings or Traffick directly 
or indirectly with the Said Ship, or to give her any Assistance whatsoever under 
Penalty of being sent to England if an European, & if a Native, of being fined at 
the Discretion of, the Gov 1- . & Council expelled the Honble Compy's Bounds & 
renderd ever after incapable of their Protection. 

Signed by Order of the Honble the President & Council. 

John Savage. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1743 121 

FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1743 

At a Consultation Thursday 

n THE 30", 

Present 
Richard Benyon Esq e . Governour President. 
• Nicolas Morse. Randall Fowke. 

Thomas Eyre. Edward Haeris. 

William Johnson. John Savage. 

Last Consultation read and Signed. 

The President acquaints the Board that two days since Coja Miguel de Gregorio [Con]traot 
had sent to him for leave to bring a parcel of Bugles from the Lusitania in ^"1°"°^ 
S l . Thome" Boad, that was consigned to him the said Miguel on that Ship by One ^">s into 
David Serriman at Leghorn : To which the President return'd Answer, it was an BiTgie8° me 
Affair so circumstanced, that he could do nothing in it of himself, and therefore he consigned 
must apply to tie Board, accordingly this morning, (the said Gregorio being sick and Bwopswi 
ui able to attend) had sent him a Petition which is now read and entered hereafter, the Lusitania. 
& which being taken into consideration and debated, The Board were of opinion 
that it was very possible M 1 '. Sherriman might not be acquainted with the Orders 
we have here relating to Foreign Ships, and that it was probable (considering the 
War with Spain and the risque of sending them to England & from thence by one 
of the Company's Ship's hither) He thought the Lusitania a better and safer 
Conveyance. TJpon the whole the Board considering they are Goods which do not Petition ( 
interfere with the Company's Trade, and that Miguel promisses to write M r . Sherri- [Gh. 9 a n]ted on 
man not to send him any more Goods in future but upon the Company's Ships, ° er,a , in .,. 
agreed that he has leave to land them here, provided he makes returns for the same L ° on Jl inns * 
by the way of England, and also that besides the usual Customs, he pay three ^ 
Cent which the Company would have received for freight had thay come on one of 
their Ships, which last will also be a Memorandum to prevent his forgetting to write 
M r . Sherriman to send him no Goods in future but by them. 

M r . Foxall delivers in Ten thousand 10000 Madrass Pagodas purchased in Town Mr, Foxai 
at Nine and five Eighths 9f $> Cent Batta pursuant to order of Consultation of the Jooco^me 
lK th . instant and nine hundred and sixty two Pagodas and a half 962. 18. — .the Mss.p»gs. 
amount thereof is now paid him. the^au^ ' 

paid. 



He also delivers in as entered hereafter his report of the Coinage of One . & 



hundred Ounces of Standard Silver into Arcot Rupees, and as We beleive from o; , Linga 

the reason mentioned therein that we shall not be able to procure any better terms otittee's 

Linga Chitty was sent for and acquainted that we were satisfied therewith and that the produce 

the Silver would be sent into the Mint forthwith. SuwtT" 

A root 

Rupees. 

Linga 

Chittee'e 

Terms 

accepted. 

The Board then proceeding to consider whom to send Chief to Vizagapatam it Mr. Prince 
was agreed to order M r . Richard Prince to remove thither from Ingeram as soon as o^eToT 1 
he can without detriment to his present Investment That in that interim the care of vizagapatam. 
the Company's Affairs at Vizagapatam be recommended to Mess". Saunders and Mr. Saunders 
Goodere, and that on M r . Prince's taking on him the Chiefship at Vizagapatam, ^JJ^^* 1 
M r . Thomas Saunders take charge of the Company's Affairs at Ingeram. 

Agreed to transmit to tho three Northern Settlements the several remarks Eriraot* 
respecting the Cloths from thence, Extracted from the List of Investment and Letter investment" 
received this Year from England, enjoining their regard thereto. thi8 iT 'a 

transmitted 
to the 
Northern 
Settlements. 

1743—31 



122 Records of Fort St. George 

FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 17 hS 

The The Board then taking under consideration [what] orders to give concerning 

•vfragapatem 5 tae i nSult offered M 1 '. Pitt at Upparra as represented in the Vizagapatam Letters 

ordered to of the 20 th . May and 9 th . June which has been hitherto deferred in expectation of 

pa'rtioui^r 016 hearing something of the matter on the Nabob's part [the] President told the Board 

information that it had been hinted to him and some of the other Members had also heard that 

Su^Money it was urged in excuse for the Nabob's proceeding, That he had been induced to 

M^in $ r ° m S raat n ^ s Phirmaund for the Security of the Wreck to the English, upon it's being 

represented to him from Vizagapatam, that the Ship belonged to the English, but 

that he afterwards received information the Ship did not belong to the English, and 

therefore finding himself imposed on, demanded and insisted on what was saved of 

the Wreck as his property, which if really true varies the Case, and makes the 

Infringement of our Phirmaunds on the Nabob's part, not quite so Dear to us as it 

seems to Appear to the Gentlemen at Vizagapatam, It's therefore agreed to suspend 

our Judgements upon the matter and any Instances with the Country Government 

till we can be more fully informed of the circumstances of the Case. 

m*. Eyre to Agreed that M r . Eyre receive the Charge of the Paymaster's Employ from 

SS£&. *'. Stratton. 

nA$Z Bira". Benton. 

Nio : Morse. 

Randall Eowke. 

Tho: Eyre. 

W M . Johnson. 

Jn°. Savage. 



To THE HoNBLE BlCHARD BeNYON EsoA 

President & Gov". &c T . Council of Port S T . George. 

The humble Petition oe Michael Gregorio 

Sheweth 

That Your Petitioner humbly represents to Your Honour &o'. that David 
Sheeriman of Leghorn Merchant hath Consign'd from Venice to Your Petitioner 
Nine Casks and Three Boxes of Bugles ^> a Ship bound from Lisbon, which is 
now arrived in the Eoad of S'. Thoma, and from thence Since Your Petitioner received 
a Note from one Tempest Milner Advising that he had brought Some Goods belonging 
to the Said David Sheeriman be deliver'd to your Petitioner, which are the above- 
mentioned Bugles on which Your Petitioner paid for Freight, King's Duty &c\ 
Charge paid in Lisbon and Commission for bringing the same in the Ship Areot 
Rupees 609 ; as will more fully Appear by the receipts Signed by Tempest Milner 
& Joseph Vienne and as Your Petitioner was wholly Ignorant before of this 
Affair, and humbly Conceives that the Said David Sheeriman or by his order hath 
laden the Abovesaid Goods on board the Ship upon no intelligence had of this 
Government's prohibition towards our having any Commerce with the Portugueze 
therefore Your Petitioner most humbly begs Your Honour &e a . will be pleas'd to take 
these Matters into Consideration and permit the bringing of the said Goods into this 
Place, and for the future Your Petitioner promises himself to write to the above- 
named David Sheeriman not to lade any more Goods upon the Strange[r's] Ship for 
the above reason. 

And Your Petitioner as in duty bound shall 

Ever Pray. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17 If.8 123 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 17 U3 „ 

To the Honourable Eichaed Benton Esa R . 

president & governour &0 t . council of fort s t . greorge. 

Hon ble . Sir & Sirs 

In obedience to your Commands I have perused Linga Cbittee's proposal for 
Coinage of Arcot Rupees & with great difficulty have prevail' d on him to reduce it 
f <$)• Cent as Your Honour &c a . will see in the calculate at foot of this but cannot 
perswade him to undertake to coin them at the same rate as the Madrass Rupee by 
i ^ Cent which he has added upon the Coinage being in this Account 17§ & Mill, 
whereas the Honble Company allow but 15 &. Mill Coinage on the Madrass Rupees. 

His arguments, which I must own carry reason with them, are as Follow 

That when they are about to coin the Madrass Rupee, they by long use & 
experience have found that by putting a certain quantity of Lead in the Test with 
a certain quantity of Silver in proportion to the Touch, they seldom fail by fumi- 
gation (for they never run off the Course Mettle as we do in England) to bring off 

dw*. 

their Silver Madrass Rupee Matt of 14| or rather better, so that once Melting serves, 
'till it is Assayed & then it is Melted into bulletts singly for Rupees ; "Whereas 
in making Arcot Rupees they are obliged to Melt the Silver twice & some times 
thrice & Linga Chittee Assures me he allways Allows Six %* Mill every time it is 
Melted : If so, he cannot get so much by the coinage of the Arcot according to the 
calculate annext, as by the Madrass Rupees at J ^ Cent less ; & so far I can say 
from my own knowledge that when I have reported the Silver designed for Madrass 

dw*. 

Rupees 15 better than Standard, he has allways desired me to let it pass so, telling 
me that he should loose more by Melting it overagain, than he could gain by adding 
the proper quantity of allay to it. 

And since Your Honour &c\ have been pleased to Ask my Opinion in relation 
to the said Coinage, I must confess I think according to the manner of Working 
here, the undertaker can receive very little profit thereby, as he is obliged to stand 
to all wast & Charges, & deliver the Rupees of their due weight & Fiuess. 

I am 
Tort S t . George Hon BIe . Sir & Sirs 

June 30 th - 1743. Your most Obedient Servant 

Sidney Fox all. 

oz. 

1 00 Standard Silver at 2£ #' Cent is Areot 
oz. dw*. lb. oz. dwfc. 
Rapee Matt 97 5 at 30 6 — 

^1000 makes Arcofc Rupees 265 11 [...] 

deduot Custom to the Honble 

Comp'y. 5 ffi m. 

To the Moors Mosque ^ & m. 
To Kistnajee Puntoolo \ ffi m. 

Coinage 



Fort S t . George 
Junb 30". 1743. 



6 W Mill. 
« 17^ #> Mill. 


E. A. P. 

19 6 
4 10 4 


6 

259 


3 [10] 
7 [...] 




Nett Aroot Eup». 



124 



Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 17U3 

[July] Sent by Peons General Letters to Vizagapatam, Ingeram and Maddepollam of 

1 this date. 

Sail'd Ship Pulteney, William Eliot Waggaman for Bengali with a General 

Letter of the 28 th . Ultimo. 
Received by Patamar a General Letter from Anjengo of the 11 th . Ultimo. 

2 Set out the Party of 30 Soldiers for Fort S*. David with a Letter of this date. 

3 Received by PeoDS a General Letter from Vizagapatam of the 9 th . and from 
Injeram of the 15 th . Ultimo. 



Monday 
the 4™. 



Iietters from 

Anjengo, 

duplicate 

Packet for 

Bombay. 

The Dutch 
& Kg. of 
Traveneore 
agree. 



Vizagapatam 
M r . Weeteot 
& the money 
arrive there 
further 
mention 
of the insult 
to Mr. Pitt. 

Ingeram 
Complaint 
of the 
Government. 



Fort St. 
David ahot. 
TOrdnJy. 
Blue Cloth. 
Indent for 
Stores &ot. 
[Ships] 
arrive at 
[Pon]dioherry 
from 
[Fralnce. 
[Mr. Allien 
permittfd 
[to come] up. 



concerning 

Investment 
& about 
raising the 
prices. 



At a Consultation 
Present 
Richard Benyon Esq". Governour President. 
.Nicolas Morse. Randall Eowke. 

Thomas Eyre. . Edward Harris. 

William Johnson. John Savage. 

Last Consultation read and signed. 

General Letters read Viz*. 

N°. 56 from the Chief and Council of Anjengo of the 11 th . Ultimo, accom- 
panying a duplicate Packet for Bombay and advising that the King of Traveneore 
and the Dutch were come to terms much the same with those before the War. 



No. 57 from Mess rs . Saunders & Goodere at Vizagapatam of the 9 th . Ultimo 
inclosing their Cash and Paymasters Accounts for May advising the Arrival of M r . 
Westoott with the Treasure and Stores sent them on the William and Sarah ; That 
they despair of redress for the insult offer'd M r . Pitt, but that not withstand. 8 , the 
badness of the Government they hope the Investment will not suffer. 

N°. 58 from M 1 '. Prince at Ingeram of the 15 th . Ultimo inclosing his Journal 
Parcels and Cash Account for May and giving hopes, notwithstanding the Impedi- 
ments he meets with from the badness of the Government, of Two hundred and 
twenty 220 Bales by the middle of August. 

N°. 59 from the Deputy Governour & Council of Port S'. David of the 2 d . 
instant remarking that Ordinary Blue Cloth will cost near as much as middling : 
Enclosing Indents for Wares and Stores which are ordered to be got ready : Advis- 
ing the Arrival of Ships from Europe at Pondicherry, and that M r . Allen requests 
permission to come up hither, which is granted. 



The Board then taking into consideration what to write to Port S'. David in 
answer to several Letters from thence, advising tbe Steps they had taken in the 
Investment, It's agreed to observe to the Gentlemen there that our Honourable 
Masters remark the Salem Cloth they received by the Ships in 1742, was more 
rowey and uneven than in former years & that they add further, that though they 
have indented for a large quantity of Lcng Cloths, they would not have us insist 
upon them if we found it would raise the prices, which in some measure Answers 
the question proposed to Us in the Port S'. David Letter of the 5 th . June about 
advancing the prices or continuing only to get what they could at the last Tears rates: 
As to the other proposal from S l . Davids about endeavouring to lower the prices by 



Diary and Consultation Book, 174-3 125 

FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 17 kS 

discontinuing to provide any more at the present rates, the Gentlemen there canno t 
hut remark that the Cloths of last year and this are dearer than what went home in 
1741, but considering the present Circumstances of the Country, the Board see no 
reason to expect that Cloth can he got cheaper than at the last rates ; [and] as to 
any further Advance, "We think the Company's directions this year are plainly 
against it, besides, when the prices a[re] once advanced, however the dearness of 
Cotton and Grain are alledged for it,, yet when both are fallen considerably, We 
perhaps get a larger Quantity of Cloth, but never Cheaper, at least it has not fallen 
within our Experience. 

The President reads the Cash Account for last month, ballance remaining now June Cash 
compared with the Cash Chest, Twenty seven thousand one hundred fifty one Cur- Aoeot ' read * 
rent Pagodas ten fanams & seventy "two Cash 27151. 30. 72, & twenty One 
thousand One hundred & two 2110^, Madrass Pagodas. 

Agreed that two thousand 2000 Pagodas be [advanc'd] Thomas Eyre Paymas- Money 
ter towards the Charges of this month. 8j£2£* 

Choudree Moodelee &c\ Pishing Farmers p[_av in] Two hundred 200 Pagodas Een <8 p 4 in 
for Four Tears rent due the 25 th . of [June] last. * Fishing 

Farm. 

Quotambaucum Gruapa and Annamuuta K[istna] (Old) Farmers of the Town Town 
Brokerage pay in Three hundred fifty 350 Pagodas for Six Months rent due on the Brokera s»- 
last Cowle [end *.J the 5 th . September 1740. & 

Quotambaucum Gruapa and Annamunta Kistna (Old Farmers) of the Measuring Measuring 
Duty pay in Three hundred thirty three Pagodas twelve fanams 333. 12 for four aty ' 
Months rent due on the last Cowle ending the 20 th . September 1740. 

Nicolas Morse Import "Warehousekeeper pays in Three thousand 3000 Pagodas Money p*. in 
in further part for Rupees sold. soH Rupeea 

The President acquaint 6 the Board that one Damerla Yencatapanaick, Grandson The Grandson 
to Damerla Chinapanaick the Person who gave us the Grant of this Place, intended who ga^a" 1 
him a Visit in a dav or two, It's agreed that he be tashariffed as when he was last s f ant for . this 

£ • mai ' D plane coming 

here in 1724. on a visit, 

Rich". Benyon. j£^ 

Nic: Mokse. 
Randall Fowke. 
Tho: Evre. 
W M . Johnson. 
Jk°. Savage. 



1743—32 



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FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 171+3 

Sent by Peons to Fort S\ David a General Letter of this date. 

Eeceived by Patamar from Tellicherry a General Letter of the 10 th . Ultimo 
with Packets for Bengali & Bombay. 

Sail'd Ships Phazee Salam, James Irving & Lancaster Charles Hopkins for 
Bengali. 

Sail'd Brig : Port S'. George Jangalee for Vizagapatam. 



Wednes- 
day 
the 6 th . 



Letter from 
Tellioherry 
with Packets 
for Bengali 
& Bombay. 

Rents p*. in 
of the 
measuring 
Farm. 

k 

Town 
Brokerage. 



10000 Pag". 
ord 4 . to 
St. Datid's. 



At a Consultation 
Present 
Eichard Benyon Esq,*. Govern*. President. 

Eandall Fowke. 
Thomas Eyre. Edwabd Hareis. 

William Johnson. John Savage. 

M". Morse indisposed. 

Last Consultation read and Signed. 

General Letter N°. 60 read from the Chief & Council of Tellicherry dated the 
10* h . Ultimo accompanying two Packets which they desire us to forward, One to 
Bengali, the other to Bombay. 

Gongadarah Eyah, Sombyah & Quotambaucum Gruapah Farmers of the Measur- 
ing duty pay in Six hundred Sixty Six Pagodas twenty four fanams 660.24. — for 
Eight mouth's rent due the 20 th . May last. 

The same persons Farmers of the Town Brokerage pay in three hundred and 
fifty 350 Pagodas for six months rent due the 5 th . March la&t. 

Agreed to send a Supply of Ten thousand 10000 Pagodas overland to Fort 8'. 
David on Friday next. 

Bich d . Benyon. 
Eandall Fowke. 
Tho : Eyre. 
W M . Johnson. 
Js°. Savage. 



date. 



Sent by Peons to Fort S*. David a supply of Money and two Letters of this 



Monday 
the 11 th 



Money, 
Wares, 
Stores & Iron 
Guns sent on 
the Duke to 
Vizagapatam 
Bombay, 
MadrasB & 
A toot Rupees 
sent on her 
to the Bay. 



At a Consultation 
Present 
Richard Benyon Esq". Governour President. 

Randall Fowke. 
Thomas Eyre. Edward Harris. 

William Johnson. John Savage. 

M\ Morse indisposed. 

Last Consultation read and signed. 

The Duke having all her Redwood in, & being in readiness to receive her 
dispatches tomorrow, it's agreed to Send en her the ballance of the Madrass 
Pagodas remaining in Cash, a Supply of Wares and Stores & Six Iron Guns Nine 
Pounders to Vizagapatam ; and twenty Chests of the Bombay Eupees brought 
hither by the Salisbury with Twelve Chests of Madrass and Sixteen Chests of Arcot 
Rupees to the Bay. 





Diary and Consultation Book 17 h % 








129 






—FORT ST. GEORGE, 


JULY 17U3-— 












The Storekeeper reports the following 6hort deliveries 
Princess Amelia Viz'. 

P r . Duke Sea Coals. 69 Bushels 


from 


the 


Duke 


and 


Deficiencies 
•& Duke & 
PrinceBS 
Amelia 
reported . 


Princess Amelia 


Deals 
Uffers 
Sea Coals. 


30 
6 
198 Bushels 













Mr. Goodere 



& acquaints the Board that on his demanding of Captains Hindman & Martin to to be referr'd 

pay for them, they had desired the matter might be referred to England : Ordered to En e )and 
therefore that the said deficiencies be endorsed on the respective Bills of Lading. 

The request from the Bay in the Letter of the 15 th . April for some European Weoannot 

Soldiers and small Arms being considered, It's agreed that we cannot in prudence Xro a ean 

spare any 'till We see what supplies we receive by the expected Ships, our present soViersto 
Number of Men in Garrison being far short of what our Honble Masters intend e ' y 
we shall always keep here & even of those many are in the Hospital. 

Agreed to transmit to the Bay Copy of the 78 th . Para of the General Letter Paragr.ph 

from England & Princess Amelia dated the 4 th . February 1742 respecting fromEngid. 

Mess rs . Henry Kelsal & R d . Court. " B» g 

Court & 

Kelsa] sent 
to the Bay. 

Purposing shortly to send a further supply of Md ss . Pagodas to Vizagapatam supplies of 
for the Northern Settlements, it's agreed to order the Gentlemen there, immediately money ord*. 
on receipt of these now Sent them on the Duke, to forward Five thousand 5000, to vTz^gapatam 
Maddepollam, and Five thousand 5000, more a few days after, if the occasions of to jf^ a " 
their own Investment will permit. p ° am ' 

Agreed that on M r . Prince's taking upon him the Chiefship of Vizagapatam 
& M r . Saunders's departure for Ingeram, M r . Robert Goodere be Second & M 1 '. Foss ap P w 
Westcott third of Council at Vizagapatam. AiTwestoot 

Rich*. Bnroir. ™* ^ 

Randall Eowke. vizagapatam. 

Tho : Eyre. 

W At . Johnson. 

Jn°. Savage. 

Sail'd Ship Exeter Joseph Howard for Bengali, And The Honble Company's 14 

Ship Duke Cap'. Tho*. Hindman for Vizagapatam & Bengal with a supply of Stores 
and Treasure for the First & Treasure for the last with Gen 1 . Letters for both those 
places, Tngeram & Maddepollam, dated the 12 th . instant. 

At a Consultation 
Present 
Richard Benton Esa". Gov". President. t 

Nicolas Morse. Randall Fowke. ihk 14™* 

Thomas Eykr Edward Harris. 

"William Johnson. John Savage. 

Last Consultation read & signed. 

The President reads the Mint Account Current for last month, hillanco Mint June 
remaining in the Mint Two hundred Sixty Six thousand two hundred and forty Acoot.read. 
266240, West Coast Copper Cash which is carried forward with Twenty ei"ht 
Current Pagodas Eighteen fanams 28. 18. — part of the ballance due from the 
Mint: The remainder being thirty Seven 37 Madrass Pagodas he now pays in. 
1743—33 



130 



Records of Fort St. George 



Money p d 
in aoot. ol 
Broad 
Cloth 
Lead & 
Rupees . 



■ FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 17 'W- 



The Import Warehousekeeper pays in Eight thousand Six hundred 8600 
Pagodas on the following Accounts Viz*. 



On Account of Broad Cloth deliver'd the Merch* 3 

On Account of Lead Sold , 

In further part for Rupees sold ... 



1000 - — 
2600 — — & 
5000 — — 



P 8600 — 



Advances 
ace*, the 
Investment 
to Ponapa 
Chitty & 
Molinga 



Agreed that the following Advances be made out of Cash on Account of Gools 
brought in Viz'. 

To Ponapa Chittj two thousand Pagodas 2u00 — — & 

Molinga Kistna One thousand 1000 — — 



4000 Mss. 
Pags. ho''', at 
10 ■#■ Cent & 
paid for 
Ord d . with a 
Supply of 
Wares & 
Stores to 
Madapollam 
ontlie 
Mortjn. 



One of the Town Shroffs offering to dispose of Four thousand 4000 
Pagodas at Ten 10 <& C*. Batta It's agreed to purchase the same, and to send them 
and a Supply of Wares and Stores to Maddepollam on the Ship Morton now in the 
Road and that will sail thither in few days ; Accordingly Four thousand four 
hundred 4400 Current is now paid for purchasing the said Madrass Pagodas. 



Quicksilver 
landed here 
after the 
Close of the 
Duke's 
dispatches 
advised of to 
the Bay. 



The Sea Customer acquaints the Board that after the Duke's Bengali Packet 
was closed Captain Hindman landed Twenty seven 27 Chests of Quicksilver marked 
T H N°. 1 @ 27, and M r . George Lethieulier One, 1 Chest marked G L N°. 1, 
Agreed to Advise thereof to the Bay in our next. 



Bombay, 
Madraes & 
Aroot Liupees 
& the 
remaining 
Gold Mohurs 
sent to the 
Bay on the 
Princes 1 
Amelia. 



The Princess Amelia having her Redwood in & being near ready to sail for 
the Bay, It's agreed to Seud thiiher on her tho remainder of the Bombay Rupees 
receiv'd by the Salisbury ; One hundred fifty two thousand 152000 Md ss . Rupees, 
Eighty two thousand 82000 Arcot Rupees & the iiw Gold Mohurs we have remain- 
ing by Us. 



Advice to 
the Bay 
oonceming 
the Tonnage 
to be sent 
TJein 
December. 



r l hat we 
cinnot 
supply the 
Captains 
hero with 
any Salt- 
petre at the 
low freight. 



The Board then proceeding to consider of the Tonnage to be wrote for to 
Bengali, On Computing the Number of Bales we may have here and what more we 
may expect from the other Settlements : And considering the Impediments we have 
reason to fear from the unsettled state of the Country : It's agreed that we cannot 
depend upon more than Two thousand, 2000, or Two thousand One hundred 2 L00 
Bales for the Ships in December. And as the Salt Petre the Gentlemen in the Bay 
may be able to send us by the Sloops in February will be sufficient to keep up the 
Stock we are ordered to have in Store here : It's agreed to request that the Tonnage 
reserved for that Number of Bales may be filled up with good Rice which there is 
too much reason to beleive will be greatly wanted here. 

Agreed also to desire the Gentlemen in the Bay to acquaint the Commanders 
of the Ships they seud hither to fill up in December that they must apply to them 
for all the Salt petre they design to carry home at the low Freight. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17^3 131 

FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 17 kS 

The Farm ol ! the Company's large Garden having been put up at Outcry the Farmtf the 

12 th . instant pursuant to Order of Consultation of the 27 th . Ultimo, & bought in on ^J y a 9 ardeI i 

the Company's Account at 240 Pagodas qff> Annum in hopes of a better offer, it's bought in 

agreed to keep it some time longer unlet with that View, and the Secretary, who o n ? h U e° r rr 

appeared the purchaser at the Sea Gate, is ordered to report to the Board what oilers Account, the 

.may be made him for the Farm. S^ 7 10 

ElCH D . BeNYON. propones for 



letting it. 



Nic : Morse. 
Randall Fowke. 
Tho : Eyre. 
W M . Johnson. 
Jn°. Savage. 



Received by Peons from Vizagapatam General Letters from thence of the 19 th . 16 

June, & from Bengali of the J 6 th . May. 

Received by Pecns from Fort S 4 . David a General Letter of theli th . instant. 17 

Sail'd the Hofible Company's Ship PrincesB Amelia. Cap'. Samuel Martin for — 

Bengali with a General Letter of the 16 th . Ins*. 



Nloop Porto 



At a Consultation 
Present 
Richard Ben yon Esq". Govern". President. Monday 

Nicolas Morse. Randall Fowke. the 18ih - 

Thomas Eyre. Edward Harris, 

William Johnson. John Savage. 

Last Consultation read & Signed. 
General Letters read Viz*. 

N°. 61, from the President & Council of Fort William of the 16 th . May Lettr.sfim 
advising the Arrival of, & the receipt of our Letters by the Porto Bello Sloop & B ,^ ga p 
Ship Princess Augusta; That they shall order the latter to be repaired and Send the Beiio k" 
Chest of Arms we wrote about to" the West Coast; That the Mathematical Instru- A h u ip u f t r a inoe6s 
ments sent out with Eusign Hollard cannot be found; promising their endeavours arrive there. 
to remove the Complaints made of the Baftaes ; desiring that as the Country is Still West Coast 
in the same Unsettled Situation we will Send them no Bullion & intimating their MatheTiftioai 
Apprehensions of falling Short iu their Investment. instruments. 

rr ° Complaint 

of the 
Biftaes. 
No Bullion 
to be sent 
Apprehension 
of falling 
shoit in the 
Investment. 

N°. 62 from Mess 1 '*. Saunders & Goodere of the 16 th . instant serving only to vizagapaUm. 
accompany the foregoing. 

N°. 6H from the Deputy Governour & Council of Fort S'.' David of the 14 lh . & 
instant, advising the receipt of the money last sent them & the arrival of the Party David The 

•Of Soldiers. Money & 

Holdiers 



132 



Records of Fort St. George 



Money p d . 
in A cot. 
Broad Cloth 
& Rupees 

B0ld. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 17hS 

The Import Warebousekeeper pays in Eighteen thousand Nine hundred Sixteen 
Pagodas twenty four fanams on the following Accounts Viz*. 

On Account of Proad Cloth delivered the Merchants ... P. 7000 — — 
In further part for Rupees sold Hi 16 24 — 



38916 24 



Advances 
For the 
painters 
Aoot the 
Investment 
Telesinga 
Chittee &o*. 
Ponapa 
Chittee. 

Monthly 
Aocots. for 
Jnne re<d. 
Sea 
Customer'!. 



Lmga 

Chittee crd*. 
to huy 
20,000, more 
M».p.g.. 
Money 
advano'd 
him. 



Agreed that the following Advances be made out of Cash Viz*. 

1000 One thousand Pagodas to the Export Wareh°.k r . for the Painters. 

£000 Three thousand to Telesinga Chitty & Nellamoota Comrapa & 

1000 One thousand to Ponapa Chitty on Account of Goods brought in by them. 



Randall Fowke Sea Customer reads that Account for last month Viz c . 
Custom on Goods ... ... ... ... ... 1812 6 52 

D°. on grain ; 36 34 32 

Anchorage ... ... ... ... ... ... 48 18 — 



P. 1897 23 4 

ballanee due from him Nine thousand nine hundred flftythree Pagodas ten fanams 
and eight Cash 9958. 10. 8, of which he pays in three thousand one hundred 
eighty three Pagodas thirty two fanams 3183. 32. — . 

Edward Harris Land Customer reads that Account for last month Viz*. 

Choultry Customs ... ... 290 18 75 

Eegistring Slaves — 8 — 

P. 290 26 75 

ballanee due from him two hundred Seventy Seven Pagodas & seventy five Cash, 
277. — 75. which he now pays in. 

As we shall be in want of more Madrass Pagodas for the Northern Settlements 
Linga Chitty being sent for is directed to try to purchase Twenty thousand 20000, 
in Town on the best terms he can, and twenty thousand 2000, Current Pagodas are 
now advanced him for that purpose. 



Kent of the Manawaueum Chintomby and the other Renters of the Company's Great Garden 

GreTuarden P a y in 0ue hundred sixty three Pagodas for Six Month's Pent thereof due the 30 th . 
paid in. of last month : The 27 th . of which they were released from their Cowle. 

Some of the Town Shroffs being about to dispatch Peons in few days to Surat 
it's agreed to forward by them the Packet for Bombay received from Tellicherry 
the 5 th . Instant ; The duplicate Anjengo Packet for Bombay received here the l 8t . 
instant, its agreed for the greater ease of Peons to keep till the next dispatch. 



The 

Tellioherry 
Packet for 
Bomhay 
forwarded 
via Surat. 



PiICH D . Benyon. 
Nic : Morse. 
Randall Fowke. 
Tho : Eyre. 

W M . JoANSON. 

Jn°. Savage. 



21 



Sail'd Ship Morton William Millikin for Maddepollam with a Supply of Money 
Wares and Stores & a General Letter dated yesterday. 

Sail'd Ship Hydaree Shaick Saiboo for Bengali. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17 If 3 133 

FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 11 'US 

Sent by Peons to Snrat a General Letter for Bombay of this date with the 22 

Tellicherry Packet received here the 5 th . Instant. 

Received by Peons from Port S\ David a General Letter of the 20 th . Instant. — 

Sail'd Ship Puttachund, Mahomud Ally Beg for Porto Novo & Malacca. 23 

Received by Peons from Vizagapatam General Letters from Cap'. Hanslapp of 24 

the Montfort & Mess rs . Saunders and Goodere both dated the 2 a . Instant. 



At a Consultation Monday 

" , THE 25 th . 

Present 
Richaed Benton Esq\ Gov e . President. 
Nicolas Morse. Randall Powkb.. 

Thomas Evre. Edward Harris. 

William Johnson. John Savage. 

Last Consultation read & Signed. 
General Letters read viz 4 . 

N°. 64, from the Deputy Gov r , & Council of Fort S*. David of the 20 th . instant, Letters from 
inclosing Monthly Papers. David with 

monthly 
Papers. 

N°. 65 from Captain Robert Hanslopp Commander of the Montfort dated cap*. 
Vizagapatam the 2 d . Instant Advising of his falling in there in a weakly condition ^ a t n h 8 g 0pp 
and that he hoped to proceed for the Bay in few days. Montfort at 

Vizagapatam 
& 

N°. 66 from Mess 1 ' 8 . Saunders & Goodere at Vizagapatam of the same date vizagapatam 

and on the same subject with the foregoing : Advising the Steps they had taken on l^^ f n %^ e 

that occasion, and that Mess TS . Banks and Pybus, Two Writers for this Presidency, arrival 

purposed to wait the first Opportunity of coming hither from thence by Sea, & banks' '& 

accompanying the Monfort's Packet for this Place. pybus intend 

thence 
Montfort's 
Packet 
arrives 
& 

The Monfort's Packet being opened was found to agree with it's List, except is opened. 
as to the Packet for Bengali IS°. 19 and the Packet from the Secret Committee 
K°. 3, both which Captain Hanslapp eairied with him. The Letters & List of 
Investment by her being Copies of what we had before received by the Duke & 
Princess Amelia. 

Agreed to transmit to the Bay by the first opportunity the Papers parti- Papers in the 
eularized in the List of the Montfort's Packet under N°. 68 & J 3, and Copies of fi*Kri 
those under N°. 5, 9, 10, 11 & 12, being all that we think can be Usefull to the to the Kay. 
Gentlemen there, but it's agreed to suspend any request to them concerning what 
she may have on board for this Presidency, 'till we receive our other expected 
Supplies. 

The Import Warehousekeeper pays in Seven thousand Pagodas on the following Money p*. in 
Accounts, Viz*. ™ r .w" d 

1 ' Cloth & 

On Account of Broad Cloth del d . the Merch t9 . ... P. 2000 T p 7nnn Rupees Sold. 

In farther part for Rupees sold 5000/ ' 

1743—34 



134 



Records of Fort St. George 



Sowre 

Madera Wine 
600 Cands. 
of Lfad & 
the EnofcoBs'd 
Napp'd & 
E lower'd 
Cloths to be 
Bold at 
Oubory. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 17 'US 

He also desires the Orders of the Board concerning three Pipes of the last 
Year's Madeira Wine remaiu 8 . in the Godown Sowre ; Ordered that they be sold 
at Outcry at the Sea Gate on Wednesday the 10 th . of next month, and that we then 
also put up Five hundred 500 Candies of Lead with the Embossed & Napped & 
Flower'd Cloths remaining in the Warehouse. 



John Morris a Soldier petitions for his Discharge which is granted, he having 



A Soldier 

on petition, served out his Contracted time 

The sheriff William J ohnson Sheriff pay 3 in Forty seven Pagodas and a half 47. 18. — 

m to Cash 6 . 8 as the JSett produce of Fifty Pagodas levied by him on the Sureties of Samuel 
Wilton who forfeited his Eecognizance at the Quarter Sessions held the beginning 
of last month, which is carried to the head of Criminal Forfeitures. 



May Journal 
Paroela read. 



The Accountant reads the Journal Parcels for the Month of May. 



Paymaster's 
Acco*. for 
Jnne read. 



ErtraT. 

Expenc". 



2484 


11 


67 


583 


12 





66 


24 


— 


21 


14 


— 


175 


2i 


75 


26 


19 


— 


53 


34 


— 


565 


20 


68 


444 


1 


25 


16 


3 


— 


699 


23 


42 


44 


12 


25 



John Stratton sends in his Paymaster's Account for June, which is read. 
Charges Garrison 

Charges Diet 

Charges Cattle ... 

Fort Marlborough 

Charges Extraordinary 

Fort S*. David 

Charges Hospital 

Charges General 

Nabobs Expence 
Bengali Presidency 

Black Town Wall 

Bepairs of Fortifications 

P. 5181 17 62 

ballance due to him Two hundred twenty Nine Pagodas twelve fanams and twenty 
three Cash 229. 12. 23. which is ordered to be paid him. 

The particulars of the Extraordinary Expence in his Account being examined 
are entered hereafter. 

Eich d . Benyon. 

Nio : Morse. 

Bandall Fowke. 

Tho : Eyre. 

W M . Johnson. 

Jn°. Savage. 



The particulars of the Extry Expence in 
arise as follow. 

Charged Garrison. 

Batfca paid the Peons sent in Quest of 
deserted Soldiers ... 
Charges Extraordinary. 

Paid dieting Choultry Prisoners 

D°. a Lunatick Soldier ... 
Allowance to four monthly Writers, Viz'. 
Mess™. Jones, Cassamajor, Golightly, 

& Sloper, at P 8 . 10 & ea 

D°. to a Writer in the Secretary's 
Office 



the Paym rs . Acco\ for June, 1743, 



2 10 - 



— 31 
2 — 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17^3 



]35 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 17J/.3- 



Paid a Soldier on renewing his Coven- 
ants for 5 Tears 

A Boat to Carry the Duke's Bengal 
Packet on b rt . y e . Prince of Wales ... 

A Cattamaran to Carry a Letter on board 
D° 

Lewis Dean a Bengal Soldier, left ashore 
here sick, for diet 

Boat hire for 37 Soldiers rec'd here & 

Ships D ake & Princess Amelia 
Refreshing money for d 05 . at fan 3 . 12 

each ... ... ... 

Doctor Inglis, of the Duke, his head- 

rroney on 17 Soldiers, at 10 s. each .. 
Doctor Wilson's, of the Princess Amelia, 

on 19 Soldiers, at 10 s. ea 
Cotts 37 for d os . P. 6. 6. — Cooleys for 

a Cask of Beer for d os . f ana\ 2 

Cleaning & Watering the streets, on 

receiving a Present of an Horse from 

Nizam ... 
Betlenut fan 8 . 29. 20, Dancing Girls 

P 3 . 6. 7. 40 

Paid the Horsekeeper P. 3. 3. 60 

Trumpeter 1. — . 20 

Eaisins 6 vise P s . 1. 12. — 

33 60 



15 — 
3 — 

30 — 



Paid twenty Peons attending on M r . 

Eyre, &o t ., from the Camp hither ... 

Paid Batta to d os . for 4 days 

D°. to the Camelkeeper 
Cooleys 4, sent with Looking Glasses to 

Nizam 
Peons 2 

Paid Coja Abdulla Cawn's Mauldars of 
Tricotchcunrom Batta for 7 days P 8 . 
5. 7. 65, on their going from hence 

P 3 

Boat hire for bringing the Tents ashore. 
Charges General. 

Batta abroad & at home ... 
Nabob's Expencfs. 

Paid them as c i* Account particulars 
Black Town Wall. 

Materials used & Workmen employed as 

^ Account particulars 

Repairs of Fortifications. 

Materials used & Workmen employed as 
'& Account Particulars ... 
Bengal Presidency. 

As *& Account particulars 



Almonds 5 Viss 


P 3 .— 


Raisins 1 d°. P s . - 


-. 30. — 


Dates 1 d°. ... 


— 


Sugar Candy 6 d°. 


P 3 . 2 


Dates 1 \ iss 


. — 


Sweet Meat 6 Tubs 


... 10 


Rose water 4 flasks 


... 1 



— 



12 12 — 

18 22 — 



1 11 20 



17 15 



6 


7 


40 


2 


8 


— 


1 


33 


35 


7 
1 


18 


"~ 



54 H 



59 



29 31 60 



18 30 75 



13 8 



23 27 



Pagodas 



444 1 25 



699 23 42 



44 12 25 



16 3 - 
1405 27 67 



136 



Eecords of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 17 h3 

Arrived Ship Judda Merchant Eobert Baillie from Judda. 



Friday 

THE 

29™. 



Correspon- 
dence with 
Pulliaoat & 
Negapatam 
about 3 
soldiers 
deserted from 
hence to 
Pulliacat. 



At a Consultation 

Present 

Richaed Benvon Esq,". Ooveen r . Peesident. 



Randall Powke. 
Edwaed Haeeis. 
John Savage. 



Mr. Stratton 
requests & is 
permitted to 
go to Bengal 



45 Pag 3 , p*. 
into Cash on 
Acco*. of one 
Armagon, 
demanded by 
& paid hack to 
one Tondoor 
Veraugo out 
of Criminal 
Forfeitures. 



Expot. 
"Wareho. 
keeper's. 
& 

Impo. 

Wareho. 
keeper's. 
A coots. f or 
June read, 
he pays 
moneyB in. 

On liia 

running 
Aoct. & 
for Kupees 
sold. 

Storekeeper 
June Aocon 
lead. 



MlCOLAS MoESK. 

Thomas Eyee. 
William Johnson. 

Last Consultation read and Signed. 

The President acquaints the Board that a few days ago three of our Soldiers, 
namely Hard Wilson, John Robertson & Thomas Murphew having deserted to 
Pulliacat, he thought it needless to trouble the Board with the matter, not doubting 
but the Chief there would return them on his request, and therefore he had wrote 
a Letter to the Chief to that effect, and promising a full pardon to the People ; But 
he found himself disappointed when two days since he received an Answer thereto 
which is now read [&] in its translate as entered in our Letters Received No. 67 
declaring that by Orders from Negapaiam they are not to deliver up any of our 
Deserters. 

Ageeeu to transmit a Copy of the said Letter to the Governour and Council of 
Negapatam & to recommend this Affair to their Serious Attention as we think 
that when they have recollected what passed between us and them last Year on 
occasion of a Man deserting from them & fully considered the Terms on which we 
have demanded these three Men they will revoke the Order M r . Fonseca writes he 
has received from them and direct them to be returned Us. 

Letter from M 1 '. Stratton read as entered hereafter representing the necessity 
of his going to Bengali, & requesting the permission of the Board to go thither on 
the Vizagapatam, Agreed to grant his request as he purposes to return to his Station 
in December next. 

It being made Appear to the Board that the Porty five 45 Pagodas paid into 
Cash the 15 th . of July last year, as Money beleived to belong to One Armagon a 
Conicoply (mentioned in Consultation of the 11 th . of the preceeding Month to have 
fled from Justice) was actually not his, but the property of one Tondoor Veraugo, 
who had paid him that Money in part of a Sum to be paid for a House the said 
Armagon had bought for him in his own Name of another Conicoply named also 
Armagon who having received the Money from the said Armagon who fled, paid it 
into the Company's Cash, as supposing it to be his property Ageeed that it be paid 
back to the said Tondoor Veraugo now Attending & requesting the Same. 

Nicolas Morse Export Warehousekeeper reads that Account for last month, 
ballance due from him Pive hundred and two Pagodas thirteen fanams & nine 
Cash 502. 1 3. 9, which is carried forward. 

Nicolas Morse Import Warehousekeep 1 '. reads that Account for last month, 
ballance due from him Two thousand thirty eight Pagodas twenty two fanams and 
seventy eight Cash 2038. 22. 78 which is carried forward, and pays in Seven 
thousand five hundred Pagodas on the following Accounts Viz'. 

Oa his Ace', for this month, Two thousand five hundred, 2500 \ -^q 
In further part for Rupees Sold, Five thousand 5000 J 



William Johnson Storekeeper reads that Acco'. for last month, ballance due 
from him Eight hundred eighty three Pagodas twenty three fanams & seventeen 
Cash 883. 23. 17 of which he pays in Seven hundred 700 Pagodas. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17lf3 137 

FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 17^3 

Nairo Cashava Chintomby & Anda Kistnama Chitty, Farmers of the Ruby Kent of the 

Brokerage pay in Five hundred 500 Pagodas for one Year's rent due the 10 th . of kerage B paid 

last month. in. 

Agreed to send a Supply of Wares and Packing Stuff to S*. Davids on the warts & 
Phar Narsinga. * ' EftW* 

David's. 

Agreed that two thousand five hundred 2500 Pagodas more be advanced M 1 '. ^ oney . d(h 
Eyre Paymaster for the Charges of this month. Paymaster. 

Trivitee Sashaehalum & Subramoney Chitty Beetle and Tobacco Farmers pay Betie & 
in Eight hundred thirty three Pagodas twelve fanams 833. J 2, for one months lalltT. Rent 
rent due the 5 th . Instant. 

There being a necessity to remove the Arrack House, as well that it at present a piece of 
stands within the Two hundred yards of the Town Wall, as that it is of very great bought for 
offence to the Neighbouring Inhabitants, aud there being a Garden to be bought for **? e Arraok 
Fifty 50 Pagodas very proper for the Occasion and at a more convenient distance : 
It's agreed to purchase and give it to the Arrack Farmers for that Use ; But that the 
Said Sum of Fifty Pagodas be discounted out of the Compensation to be made them 
for the Ground their Works stand on at present, which will be taken from them. 

Ahmud Cawn Taran & Hajeegee Cawn Taran Farmers of the Arrack & Wine Kent ° f ^ he 
Licence pay in Three hundred thirty five 335 Pagodas for one months rent due the wine 
5 th . instant. J™ en °° 

Rich 1 '. Benton. 

Nic : Morse. 

Randall Fowke. 

Tho : Eyre. 

Edw d . Harris. 

W M . Johnson. 

Jn°. Savage. 



To the Honourable Richard Benyon Esa\ 

President & Gov*. &c T . Council of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Having some Affairs to Settle in Bengal which necessarily require my presence 
there, I request Your Honour fee*, will permit me to proceed thither on the Vizaga- 
patam, as I purpose to return to my Station in December next. 

I am 
Fort S t . George Honble Sir & Sirs, 

29 1H . July 1743. Yo r . most humble Servant 

John Stratton. 

Sent by Peons to Negapatam a Gen 1 . Letter of this date. 29 

Saild Phar Narsinga for Fort S*. David with a Supply of Wares & Packing 30 
Stuff and a Letter of this date. 



1743—35 



138 



Records of Fort St. George 



Tuksday 

THE 9' 



Sale of 18 or 
20 Cheete of 
Silver at 14* 
agreed on. 



Jaly Cash 
Aooot. read. 



Money 
advano'd for 
the Painters. 



Money pi. in 
for fiupees 
sold. 

Linga Chittee 
delivers in 
2000 i Mss. 
Pags, at 8|, 
the Batta 
paid him 

Money &et. 
tent with 
M r . Stratton 
to Vizaga- 

The""' 

Gentlemen 

there 

direoted to 

settle 

Accounts 

with 

W. Stratton. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 11 'J/3 

At a Consultation 
Present 

RlCHAED BeNYON EsQ r . G0V e . PRESIDENT. 

Kicolas Mokse. Eanoall Fowke. 

Thomas Eyke. Edwaed Hareis. 

William Johnson. John Savage. 

Last Consultation read and Signed. 

The Import Warehousekeeper offers to the Consideration of the Board a proposal 
made to him this murniug for the purchase of Eighteen or twenty Chests of the 
Honourable Company's Silver at fourteen & three Quarters 14| Dollar Weight for 
Ten, 10, Pagodas : which being a price so much better than Silver has born for some 
months past that we beleive it must proceed from some present occasion of the 
Shroffs : which may not be of any continuance ; & as we have no reason to expect 
a better price between this and January next, when we may perhaps be under a 
necessity to sell for less, it's agreed that the said proposal be accepted. 

The President reads the Cash Account for last month, ballance remaining now 
compared with the Cash Chest Thirty two thousand nine hundred thirty three 
Current Pagodas, thirteen fanams and forty four Cash 32933. 33. 44, and thirty 
Seven, 37, Madrass Pagodas. 

Ageeed that One thousand 1000 Pagodas be advanced the Export Warehouse- 
keeper for the Painters. 

The Import Warehousekeeper pays in Thirty five thousand two hundred ninety 
five Pagodas seven fanams 35295. 7. — in further part for Rupees Sold. 

Linga Chitty delivers in the Twenty thousand 20000, Madrass Pagodas 
purchased by him at 9f , nine & five Eights ^ Cent Batta, pursuant to an Order of 
this Board of the 18 th Ultimo, and .Nineteen hundred twenty five 1925 Pagodas 
the Amount of the said Batta is now paid him. 

Ageeed to Send this twenty thousand 20000 Madrass Pagodas to Vizagapatam 
as a further Supply for the Northern Settlements and Such of the Wares and Stores 
wrote for from thence as have not been Sent with M r . Stratton on the Ship Vizaga- 
patam, and to direct the Gentlemen there to take that Opportunity to Settle all 
Accounts with M r . Stratton. 



Letters to 
Bengal & 
Vizagapatam 
agreed on. 



Draughts of Letters to Bengali and Vizagapatam agreed on, The latter to go 
with M r . Stratton, the other on the Judda Merchant. 

Rich". Benyon. 
Nic : Morse. 
Randall Eowke. 
Tho : Eyre. 
Edw d . Haeeis. 
W M . Johnson. 
Jn°. Savage. 



12 Sail'd Ship Vizagapatam George Brighte for Vizagapatam and Bengali, with 
Treasure Wares and Stores for the former & a General Letter dated yesterday. 

13 Sail'd Ship Judda Merchant for Bengali with a Letter of the 11 th . inst'. 

!5 Received by Peons General Letters from Ingeram of the 28 th . July, and from. 

Maddepollam of the 3 d . Instant. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 174-3 



139 



—FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 17 h3 

At a Consultation 
Present 
Richael) Benyon Esq, r . Governour President. 
Nicolas Morse. Eandall Fowke. 

Thomas Eyre. Edward Harris. 

William Johnson. John Savage. 

Last Consultation read and Signed. 
General Letters read Viz'. 

N°. 68 from M r . Prince at Injeraui oE the 28 th . July promise to comply with 
the Company's Orders concerning the Superfine Izzarees advising his intended 
departure for Yizagapatam & inclosing hia monthly Papers for Juue. 

N°. 69 from M r . Hallyburton at Maddepollam of the 3 d . instant, advising that 
M r . Kelsal's indisposition prevented his complying with the Paragraphs of the 
Company's & our Letter concerning his removal to Bengali, acknowledging the 
receipt of Money from Vizagapatam and what we Sent him on the Moreton, promis- 
ing his Endeavours to provide the Additional Sastracundies, and inclosing his 
Accounts for May and June. 

Nicolas Morse Import Warehousekeeper pays in Twenty thousand eight hundred 
Pagodas Viz*. 

On Acoo*. of Broad Cloth d d . the Merchants P. 10001 onaftft 

In part for Silver Sold 19600/ 4mw ' 

Agreed that Two thousand Pagodas be advanced M r . Eyre Paymaster towards 
the charges of the month. 

Bich d . Benyon. 
Nic : Morse. 
Eandall Fowke. 
Tho : Eyre. 
Edw d . Harris. 
W M . Johnson. 
Jn°. Savage. 



Monday 
the 15 IH . 



Letters from 

Ingeram 

about 

Superfine 

Izzareee. 

Madapollam. 

Kelsal 

[not yet] 

proceedled to 

Be>gal 

Money 

[arriyjes from 

hence & 

Vizagapatam 

Additional 

Sastracundies, 

Money p*. in 
for Broad 
Cloth & 
Silver Sold. 



Advano'd ths 
Paymaster. 



140 



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Diary and Consultation Book, 17 h3 143 

FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 17 kS 

Eeceived by Peons from Vizagapatam a General Letter from thence of the 31 st . 
July & one from Bengali of the 8 th . June. 

Eeceived by Peons from Port S*. David a General Letter of the 17 tu . instant. 

Arrived the Honble Company's Ship Heatheote, Cap'. Jonathan Cape from 
England with a Packet for this Presidency and M r . John Hinde & the Bev d . 
M r . James Field Passengers. 



At a Consultation Monday 

the 22 D . 
Present 



Eichaed Benyon Esq\ Govern". President. 
Nicolas Morse. "| i John Hinde. 
Randall Fowkk. \ I Thomas Eire. 
Edward Harris. J [ William Johnson. 
John Savage. 



Last Consultation read and Signed. 

M r . John Hinde having taken the Seat at the Board ordered bv the 82' 1 . M '- H '? d » t 

„ ° • takes his Seat 

paragraph of our Honble Masters Commands of the 4 th . February last, takes the &\ t ^ e ( ?° t a h rd 
Oaths of Allegiance and Office as one of the Justices of the Peace and Commis- 
sioners of Oyer and Terminer and Goal delivery, in and for this Town of Madrass- 
patnam & the districts thereof. 

The Heathcote's Packet being opened was found to agree with it's List, then Heatheotev 
were read the General Letters by her of the 2 d . 11 th . & J 6 th . March not before England "" 
received, and the opinion of Sir Dudley Eider, William Murray & John Browne ?P en ' d 
Esq rs . concerning Law Affairs. therein read. 



An Order to Captain Cape Signed to deliver as they shall be Sent for the Heatbeote'g 
Military, Treasure, Wares and. Stores he has on board for this Presidency, taking TreawSe&o*. 
Care that the Treasure Chests, are well buoyed. °hor e ed ° n 

General Letters read Viz'. 

N°. 70 from the Gentlemen at Vizagapatam of the 31 st . July, advising the Letters from 
Duke's arrival there and departure for Bengali : And the loss of the Prince of ad'v^of the* 
Wales, Cap'. Thorpe near Jaggernaut ; requesting a further Supply of Money & Dnke's 
some Stationary Ware, inclosing their Accounts for June and accompanying a Prinoeof 
Packet from Bengali. Eltte 

Money & 
stationary 
Ware. 
Monthly 
papers, 
r'aokot from 
Bengal. 

N°. 71 from the President & Council of Fort William of the 8 th . June, Letters from 

advising the motions of the Morattas, and that their Shroffs complain of the Arcot j^JJf^ of 

Gold Mohurs being worse than formerly aud therefore desiring us to send- no more, the Morattas. 

and that the Treasure We send them may be Eupees, Two thirds Arcot, and One ^w" 9 

Third Madrass. of, no more 

to be sent. 
Rupees to be 
sent v/3rls. 
Arcot, 1/3 
Mad raw. 



144 



Records of Fort St. George 



Fort S*. 
David. 
Monthly 
Papers. 
Merchants 
expect the 
Compy to 
hear the 
risque of 
sending 
money to 
Salem. 



Money paid 
in for Silver 
Sold. 

Money 
advanc'd 
Molinga 
Kistna, aeoot. 
of Goods. 
Storekeeper's 



Lmd 

Customer's 
Aooots, for 
July read. 



Survey of the 
Beathcote's 
treasure 
ordered Ord*. 
into the 
Mint. 

Prohibition 
affixed at the 
Gates against 
Foreigners 
buying more 
houses Sec*. 
in the 
White Town. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 17 kS 

N°. 72 from the Deputy Govemour & Council of Fort 8'. David of the 17 th . 
instant accompanying their Monthly Papers, and intimating that their Merchants- 
expected an Indemnification for Losses they might sustain by sending Money up to 
Salem to buy Cloth. 



Nicolas Morse Import Warehousekeeper pays in Two thousand five hundred 
2500 Pagodas in further part for Silver Sold. 



Agreed that One thousand 1000 Pagodas 
Account of Goods brought in. 



be Advanced Molinga Kistna on 



William Johnson Storekeeper reads that Account for last month, ballance due 
from him Eight hundred eighteen Pagodas twenty four fanams & fourteen Cash 
818. 24. 14, of which he now pays in Five hundred 500 Pagodas. 

Edward Harris Land Customer leads that Account for last month Viz'. 

Ohonltry Customs P 461 29 32 

Kegistriug slaves ... .. ... ... — 24 — 

P. 465 17 32 

ballance due from him four hundred fifty two Pagodas twenty seven fanams & 
thirty two Cash 452. 27. 32, which he now pays in. 

Agreeh that Mess". Morse & Johnson examine the Heathcote's Treasure when 
it comes ashore in the presence of the Captain, and that it be delivered into the 
Mint to be Coined. 

Notice being affixed at the Sea Gate of the intended Sale of a House in the 
White Town on Monday the 29 th . Instant, and it being intimated to the Board that 
some Armenians design to purchase the same: It fell under debate whether it was 
not become necessary to put a Stop to Such indulgence to Foreigners and Strangers, 
And agreed in the affirmative on considering how large a part of the White Town 
is already in the possession of Foreigners, & that if they are permitted to purchase 
more, the Ineonveniencies arising therefrom to the English Inhabitants may be 
very great, & for as much as Such Ineonveniencies may more easily be prevented 
than removed or remedied when felt : It's agreed that the following Prohibition be 
affixed at the Gates of the Town in English & the French, Dutch, Portuguese & 
Armenian Languages. 

Eesolvbd and Ordered, That no Foreigners or Strangers, or any others than 
the Natural subjects of the King of Great Britain shall be permitted from and 
after this time to purchase or inhabit any house or Houses, Godowns or other 
Buildings within the Walls of the White Town, except only Such as they have 
heretofore been permitted to purchase, & that even those Houses &c'. shall not be 
bold again to, or Inhabited by any other Foreigners and Strangers than such as are 
already possessed of them without the permission of the President and Council of 
this place for the time being, to that end first had and obtain'd. 

Bjch d . Benyon. 
Nic : Morse. 
John Hinde. 
Bandall Fowkb. 
Tho: Eyre. 
Edw d . Harris. 
W M . Johnson. 
Jn°. Savage. 



Diary and Consulalion Book, 171+3 145 

FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 17U3 ■ 

Received a General Letter from Negapatam dated the 24 th . of August N :S : 25 

Sent by Shroffs Peons to Surat a General Letter for Bombay of this date. 26 

Arrived i^hip Fanny Samuel Lutton from Bussorah- 27 

Arrived the Honble Company's Ship Exeter Captain William Weston from 29 
England last from Madera, with Packets from both places. 






At a Consultation 
Pre sent 

BlCHARD BENYON EsQ, e . GoVERN*. PhESlDENT. MONDAY 

Nicolas Morse John .Hi nub. the 29 iu . 

Randall Fowke. Thomas Eyre. 
Edward Harris. William Johnson. 
John Savage. 

The Packet from England Sjj> Exeter opened & found to agree with it's List, Exeter's 

The Letter and List of Investment by her being Copies of what we had before England™ 31 

received. opened. 

Letter by her from Madera dated the 9 th . April 17 43, read Advising of their Letter by her 

Consigning Us One hundred 100 Pipes of Madera Wine on her, and inclosing their r 6 ad. Mildera ' 
Letter to Bengali. 

An order to Captain Weston signed to deliver as they shall be sent for the " erMiUt | r y- 

Military & Treasure he has on board for this Presidency taking care that the ordered 

Treasure Chests be well buoyed, And also the Madera "Wine after it has been ^jnTwhen* 

8UTVe3'ed. survey'd. 

Ordered that Captain Cape & the Gunner attended by the Company's Cooper Snrveyaf it 
do go on board to Survey the Stowage of the Exeter's Madera, and report it's ordered - 
condition to the Board. 

Mess rs . Morse and Johnson report the Heathcote's Treasure to have come out Heathoote's 
agreable to Invoice, and are desired to examine the Exeter's also when it comes sported 
ashore ia the presence of the Captain. survey of the 

r * Exeter's 

ordered. 

Last Consultation read and Signed. 

General Letter from the Governour and Council of Negapatam dated the 24 th . ^ lt * r ( f t r °™ 
August N : S : read in its Translate N°. 73, on the Subject of the Three Deserters fi oin about the 
this Garr'son to Pulliacat : proposing to us the delivering up Deserters on either Side Tw e proposa 
upon an Assurance of their not being put to death, Punished Publickly or in an an Agree- 
infamous manner. ddlUring uj> 

deserters. 

Richard Benyon Esq r . pays in seven hundred eighty four Pagodas twenty five Certificates 

fanams and fifty five Cash <b4. 25. 55 as ?o much lying in his Hands belonging to ^"ey^aM 
the Estate of Henry Campion deceased, for which Three Certificate 3 of this date are 

now Signed. H.Vr 

Campion. 

Joseph Arbuckle pays in by his Attorney Eighty four Mad 89 . Pagodas nine Arbuokie'e 

fanams and forty Lash 84. ». 40, as so much due from him to the Estate of Joseph q^A^A 

Goddard, which is carried to the Credit of Maddepollam Factory for the reason in & carried 

assigned in Consultation of the 13 th . December last. Madapoiia"! 

Factory. 

Petition of John Sheafe Surgeon read, as entered herafter praying the Usual Surgeon 
allowance of Headmouey on Twenty one Soldiers (including Ensign Parker} landed HeaAooVs 
here from the Heathcote which is granted. Petition for 

Headmon»y, 
granted. 

17-J3-67 



in on A coot, 
the Kstate of 



146 



Records of Fort St. George 



A Proposal 
for renting 
the Compy's 
Old Garden. 



A Survey of 
it ordered. 



Sea 

Customer's 
July account 



June Journal 
Parcels read. 

A Congratu- 
latory Letter 
& 61 Gold 
jVLohurs sent 
Nizam on his 
taking 
Tritehano- 
poly. 



The Revd. 
M r . Wynch 
acquaints 
the Board 
with his 
purpose of 
going to 
Bengal. 



the Salisbury 
requests the 
Charterpart.y 
800$ f 
100 Ton. 



which is 
granted & 
paid him. 



S94 


20 


48 


44 


33 


60 


62 


— 


— 



FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 17 U3 

The Secretary aequaiuts the Board that the only Application yet made to him 
about Farming the Company's Great Garden was by one Permall commonly reputed 
a Man of Substance, who would not be brought to offer more than Two hundred and 
fifty Pagodas ^ Annum, insisting on the Garden's having been much neglected and 
being at present in so bad a condition that it must cost two Years produce to put 
it into any tolerable Order ; That many of the Trees were Old and Quite useless, And 
the Tanks & Wells were rendered almost Unserviceable by the Salt Springs 
rising in them. 

The Board beleiving there was some Ground for the Man's Assertion judged it 
better to let the Farm for this price to one who would take care of the Garden than 
to keep it longer unimployed, And therefore agreed not to refuse thi3 Offer but to 
suspend discoursing the Man about it at the Board 'till a survey of the present state 
of it can be made & laid before Us, as possibly some better offer may intervene. 
Agreed that M r . Charles Savage Morris, attended by the Compy's Head Brick- 
layers and some Persons versed in such matters, both on the part of the Company 
and of the said Permall, do make such survey and report the same to the Board. 
Bandall Fowke Sea Customer reads that Account for last month Viz'. 
Custom on Goods 
Custom on Grain 
Anchorage 

P. 1001. 13. 28, 

ballance due from him seven thousand seven hundred & thirty one Pagodas thirty 
four fanams and thirty six Cash 7731. 34. 36, of which he pays in Three thousand 
and forty eight Pagodas five fanams 3048. 5. 

The Accountant reads the Journal Parcels for the month of June. 

Imaum Sahib having Advised the President of Nazamal Mulck's having taken 
Tritchanopoly he acquainted the Board that it will be Proper to write a Letter of 
Congratulation upon the occasion accompanied with Fifty one Gold Mohurs which 
he is desired to comply with as he shall judge proper. 



The Reverend M r . Robert "Wynch attending acquaints the Board that the 
Reverend M 1 '. Field (whom the Honourable Company have been pleased to send abroad 
as one of their Chaplains) being Arrived he purposes with the Approbation of the 
Board (for whose favours he returns his thanks) to make use of the Honourable 
Company's Indulgence to him, and proceed to the Bay on the Fanny to Act as one 
of their Chaplains there. 

Letter from Captain Burrows of the Salisbury read as entered hereafter desiring 
on behalf of his Owners to be supplied with the Amount of the Three hundred 
300 Dollars for every hundred Tons his Ship lets for, pursuaut to a Clause in his 
Charterparty, which he attending produces to the Board with an Account of Dis- 
bursements for Provisions and Victuals laid in for his Ship's homeward bouud 
Passage, to a much more considerable Amount. 

Captain Burrows being withdrawn a doubt arose whether the Clause referred to 
in the Charterparty would warrant our complying with his request to Our Honourable 
Masters : We having no < ; rders from them how to Act in such an Emergency & the 
Ship being Dispatch'd from her Consigned Port, and in no wise depending on Us 
but whenit was considered that our refusal might be dangerous and detrimental to 
their Estate on board it was hoped and heleived that they would not be displeased 
at our compliance, And therefore agreed to furnish Captain Burrows out of Cash with 
the Sum of Nine hundred ninety six 996 Pagodas being the value of Fourteen 
hundred and ninety four 1494 Dollars the amount of the said Three hundred Dollars 
& hundred Tons at the rate of Fifteen 15 Dollars for Ten JO Pagodas, taking 
Three Receipts for the same, one of them to be sent to England in our Packet by 
that Ship with his Original Request. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 171+3 



J47 



FORT ST. GEOB.GE, AUGUST 17 US 

Nicolas Morse Export Warehousekeeper, reads that Account for last month, 
ballance due from him Nine hundred and seventy one Pago las nineteen fanams & 
thirteen Cash 97 L. 19. L3, which is continued in his Hands to purchase Goods for 
the West Coast. 

Nicolas Morse import Warehoused, reads that Account for last month, ballance 
due from him One thousand and forty five Pagodas twenty three fanams and 
seventeen Cash 1045. 23. 17 which is carried forward. 



Thomas Eyre Paymaster 
Charges Garrison ... 
t liiiyes Diet 
Charges Cattle 
Fort Marlborough ... 
Charges Hospital 
Charge? Extraordinary 
Black Town Wall ...' 
Nabobs Expences .., 
Charges General . 
Kepaire of Fortifications 



that Account for last month Viz'. 

2408 29 5 

583 12 — 

66 24 — 

26 1 — 

54 13 70 

102 21 4 

528 1 45 

402 IS 25 
563 27 22 



Monthly 
Aooounts for 
July read. 
Exp". Ware- 
h°. keeper's. 



ImpO. Ware. 
h°. keeper's. 



Paymasters* 



58 12 48 

P. 4794 16 59, ballance 

due to him Two hundred ninety four Pagodas sixteen fanams and fifty nine Cash 
2 J4. 16. 59 which is now paid him, and two thousand five hundred 2500 Pagodas 
more advanced him for the Charges of this month. 

The Extraordinary Expence in his Account is entered hereafter. 

Trivitee Sashachilum & 3ubramony Chitty Beetle and Tobacco Farmers, pay in 
Eight hundre i thirty three Pagodas twelve fanams 833. 12, for one months rent 
due the 5 th . instant. 

Ahmud Cawn Taran & Hageejee Cawn Taran Farmers of the Arrack and Wine 
Licence pay in Three hundred thirty five 335 Pagodas for one month's rent due the 
5 th . instant. 

The President reads the Mint Accounts Current for the Months of June and 
July, ballance remaining in the Mint, One hundred and five iiupess four Anae3, 
105. 4. — which is carried forward, with One hundred and ninety eight Madrass 
Pagodas sixteea fanams and forty Cash 198. 13. 40. 

Eich d . Benton. 
Nic: Morse. 

JOHN HlNDE. 

Eandall Fowke. 
Tho : Eyre. 
Edw d . Harris. 
W'. Johnson. 
Jn°. Savage. 



Paymaster. 



His Extras'. 
Expence for 
July. 

Rents paid in 
of the Betle 
& Tobaooo 
Earm 
S; 

Arraok & 
Wine 

Licence. 



Mint July 
Account read. 



To thk. Honkle Eichard Benvon Esq". 

PRRSIDICNT & GrOVKRNOUR, &C T . COUNCIL OF FORT S T 



George. 



Honble Sir & Sirs 

Having some Grounds to beleivo You have been advised from Bombay & 
Tellicherry of my Design to lye the Monsoon out on this Coast, founded on the 
Improbability of my receiving my Dispatches for England within the Time limitted 
by my Charterparty or within such Time as might give me any hopes of securing 
my Passage round the Cape I shall not waste Your Honour, &cts Time on that 
Subject. 



148 Records of Fort Si. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 17 kS 

But us I flatter njyself you will be fully sensible that the not being able to save 
a season (from whatsoever Impediments proceeding) must occasion a no inconsider- 
able & extraordinary Expence of Stores & that some additional Provision must 
necessarily be made for my Voyage to Europe (whither, I take this opportunity to 
acquaint Your Honour, &ct, I propose to proceed about the 20 th of next Month) 
I find my self under a necessity in Obedience to my Instructions from my Owners & 
on their Behalf to have recourse to the following Clause in my Charter Party 
whereby I presume the Honble Company oblige themselves on their Part. In Case 
the Ship Salisbury " arrived at her consigned Port within Eight Months after delivery 
" of the Said Ship's Dispatches " (meaning from England which I can make appear 
she did) " shall not on or before the 31 st . Jan ry . 1742, be dispatched for England " 
(which 1 need not remind Your Honour, &ct, She was not) " Then the Said United 
" Company, their Presidents, Agents, Factors, or Assigns shall over and above the 
" value of the said 4^8 Pound Sterling before mentioned to be Allowed to be carried 
" out. supply unto the Master of the Said Ship for the Time being so many Pagodas,. 
" &ct, as need shall require, for buying Victuals or other Necessary Provisions for 
"the Said Ship not exceeding the Value of 500 Dollars for every one hundred Tons 
" the said Ship is let for " Valuing the Money so supplied as & the Written Clause 
at the End of the said Charter Party herewith Offer'd to the Perusal of Your Honour 
&c t . and from the foregoing Clause to request (hereby declaring that 1 have not 
hitherto taken up any Money on behalf of the Said Miip, or her Owners) That Your 
Hon r . &c*. will Supply mo with a sum of Pagodas to enable me to lay in Victuals & 
other Necessary Provisions for the Said Ship's Voyage to England to the Amount 
of the said 300 Dollars for every hundred Tons she lets for, 

I am with Respect 
Port S t . George Hon bib . Sir & Sins 

29™. August, 1743. Your most humble Servant 

Christ 8 . Burrows. 

To the Honble Richard Benyon Esq*. 

President & Oovernour, &c T . Council of Port S T . George. 

The humble Petition of John Sheafe, Suroeon, 
Sheweth 

That Your Petitioner having had the Care of twenty Soldiers, including Ensign 
Parker, landed here from the Ship Heathcote humbly begs Your Honour, &ct, would 
order him the Usual Allowance of Head Money. 

And Your Petitioner, &ct. 

The Particulaks of the Extraordinary Expence in the Paymaster's 
Account for July, 1743, arise as follow. 

Charges Gaerison. 

Batta to peons sent after three deserted 

Soldiers P. 4 24 - 

Chaeges Extraordinary. 

Dieting 2 Choultiy Prisoners — 21 40 

d". a Lunatiek boldier .. ... 2 — — 

Making Irona for Prisoners at the 

Choultry — 4 (30 

Mess rs . Jones, Golightly, & Sloper, at 

10 Pag 8 , ea 30 — — 

A Writer in the Secretary's Office ... 5 — — 

Paid a Soldier on relisting for 5 lears ... 5 — — 

Mauldan of Damerla Vencaty Puty Naik 

on his sending a Present to the 

Goveruour 1 9 20 

Carried over l'ag s . 43 35 40 4 24 — 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17J+3 149 



FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 17 'US 

Brought Over Pag s . 43 35 40 4 24 

Betle Nut, Cloves, &e* — 9 20 

Given on his Vizit to the Governour, Viz*. 

Gold Chain, p*. 43|, 77A Touch P*. 47 — — 

Provisions sent him, Viz*. 

Bice Merc 3 . 14 

d°. fine „ 7 

Daul „ 6 

Ghee, 1 m d . P. 1. 9. — , Sugar 6 viss f 3 . 30. 
Greens, &c*. Currjs P. 1. 20. Fowls 10 

f».25 ... 

Sheep 4 f s . 24, Cooley Hire £ s . 3. 40. 

Betle Nut & Cloves » 8 20 58 12 24 102 21 

Black Town Wall. 

Materials used & Workmen employed as 

& Account Particulars 528 1 45 

Nabob's Expences. 

Paid them as f Account Particulars ... 402 18 25 

Fort Maelbr6. 

Allowance to Baja Cooladen & Servants 
P". 10, Dieting 10 Slaves P s . 11. 14 
Long Cloth 2 P 8 . to Cloath them 
P s . 4. 18. — Taylors for 20 Caps for 

d°. P. 5 26 1 - 

Charges General. 

Batta abroad & at hom [Sic'} 37 28 [...] 

Befairs of Fortifications. 

Materials used & Workmen employed as 

#* Acoount Particulars 58 12 48 



2 


28 


64 


1 


27 


— 


1 


15 


60 


2 


3 


— 


2 


9 





— 


27 


40 


— 


8 


20 



Pagod s . 1159 35[...] 

Sent by Peons to Anjengo a General Letter of this date. 30 
Eeeeived by Phar Narsinga from Fort S*. David 17 Bales of Cloth and a September 

General Letter of the 29 th . Ultimo. 2 

Arrived Ship Jenny William Harpur from Bussorah, and Sloop Tryall Edward _ 

Burman from Bengali. 

Arrived Ship Mermaid, Michael Collings, from Fort S*. David. 3 

Eeeeived by Peons from Fort SK David a General Letter of the 31 8t . Ultimo. 4 

Sent by Peons to Fort S*. David a Letter of this date. 5 

Arrived Ship Vernon James Barton from Mocha & Bombay, with a General 6 

Letter of the 12 th . Ultimo from tbe latter. 

The Betsey Scooner John Thompson from Bombay. — 

Ship Augusta John Tomlinson from the Gulph of Persia, with Letters from — 

Bussorah of tbe 7 th . June & from Gombroon of the 18 th . July. 

Sail'd Ships Nangonaught, Constantine Falcon for Mergee, and Fanny Samuel 

Lutton for Bengali. 



1743—38 



150 



Records of Fort St. George 



Tuesday 
the 

6th. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 17 hS 

AT A CoNSOLTATION 

Present 

Goverkotjr, President. 



Richard Benyon 

Nicolas Morse. 

E AND ALL PoWKE. 



John Hinde. 
Thomas Eyke. 
William Johnson. 
John Savage. 



M". Harris indisposed. 
Last Consultation read and Signed. 



General Letters read Viz*. 
Letters from N°. 74 & 75 both from the Deputy Governour & Council of Port S'. David, 

SmT ' the first dated the 29 th . Ultimo, accompanying One hundred & Seventy 170 Bales of 

BaieB arrive Cloth on the Phar Narsinga, the other dated the 31 st . Ultimo requesting a Supply of 
money, 10000 Ten thousand 10000 Pagodas which it's agreed to send them overland today & a 
Pags. ordered Letter to accompany the same is now signed. 



Bombay 
The 

Mounta- 
gue's 
Agents 
can't buy 
Coffee at 
Mocha 
[Advice of 
the Brigi". 
|"to] the 
West coast 
[corn "ling 
hither. 
Badjerow 
the Moratta 
G eneral 
was re- 
turn'd 
home from 
Bengal. 

Gombroon 

Letter 

Woolen 
Hoods by the 
A a gust a 
arrive there, 
6ome damage 
in them. 
Augusta's 
Customs paid. 



N°. 76, from the President & Council of Bombay of the 12 th . Ultimo acquaint- 
ing Us that no Coffee would be purchased at Mocha by the Agents of the 
Montague, and that none of the Ship3 designed for Bombay were arrived ; Desiring 
us to send the Salisbury's Anjengo Treasure to the Bay ; Advising us that the 
Vessel We desired to be built would sail for this place in three or four days with 
Some Cotton and Treasure for the Bay and a Supply of the latter to their Coast 
Settlements, & that Badjerow the Moratta General was returned from Bengali to 
his place of Residence. 



N°. 77 from M r . Whitwell at Gombroon of the 18 th . July acknowledging the 
receipt of the Woollen Goods consigned, him on the Augusta inclosing an Account 
of some damage which he refers to Us, advising the receipt of the Customs on the 
Augusta's Sales at Bouchier, and desiring our endeavours to induce the Freighters 
on our Ships to land their Goods at Gombroon. 



Bu.sorah N°. 78 from Mess". Dorrill and Graves at Bussorah dated the 7 th . June, 

Packets for Advising their having forwarded express by different conveyances as we desired the 
England two Packets for England we sent them by the Augusta. 

forwarded n JO 

from 

thence. 



Exeter's 
Treasure 
reported. 

Her Madera 
Wine, 
Flannels, 
perpets & 
Emboss'd 
Cloths ord*. 
to be sold at 
Outcry. 



Mess rs . Morse and Johnson report the Exeter's Treasure to Weigh agreable to 
Invoice. 

The Import Warehousekeeper acquaints the Board that Captain Cape aud the 
Gunner having found the Exeter's Madera Wine for this place in good order as by 
their Beport entered hereafter, he has got it ashore into the Godowns ; Ordered 
that the same with the Flannels, Perpetuanoes and Embossed Cloth by the Heath- 
cote be put up at Out Cry on Wednesday the 14 th . Instant, and that Notice thereof 
be Affixed at the Sea Gate. 



Diary and Consultation Book, I7I/.3 151 

FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 17 kS 

Petition of Jeremiah Roberts Surgeon of the Exeter for Headmoney on Nine- Surgeon of 

teen soldiers for this place by that Ship, read as entered hereafter and granted, the ^iuo^for 8 

Paymaster reporting that the Men have no complaint of want of care. Headmoney, 

granted. 

The Import Warehousekeeper acquaints the Board that he had received thirty Lead short 

-$. lb. deliver'd 

seven hundred Weights & one pound 37. — . 1 of Lead short of the Heathcote's ^atheo'te 
Bill of Lading : which he had demanded of the Captain, who says he expects to find advised to the 
it on board and if so, will deliver it to the President & Council of Fort -William to & ay 
whom it's agreed to write about it, and that the deficiency be endorsed on the Bill endorsed on 

• T j • the Bill of 

or Lading. Lading. 

The Import Warehousekeeper delivers in as entered hereafter An Account Aeot - s* le of 

Sale at Outcry the 10 th . Ultimo, of Lead, Madera Wine, Embossed, Napped & wine &oV ra 

Flowered Cloths, sold by Order of Consultation of the 25 th . July. ' delivered in. 

The Export Warehousekeeper acquainting the Board that there are in the indent to the 

Warehouse Goods for Packing sufficient for the n[extj year, and that we shall want Mustard 

only some Mustard seed Oil ; It's agreed to request Twenty Jars from the Bay. theExV 10 " 1 

Wareho. ' 

The Heathcote having her Redwood in & fifty 50 Chests of Arcot Rupees baing ^boaidtte 
ready to send on Board her, agreed that she be dispatched this Evening. Heathcote for 

the Bay ; her 
despatch. 

The President reads the Cash Account for last Month, billance remaining now August Cash 

compared with the Cash Chests Eighty seven thousand seven huudred sixty seven Acc0UIlt read - 
Current Pagodas eleven fanams thirty two Cash 87767. 11. 32, and one hundred 
twenty one 121 Madrass Pagodas. 

The Mermaid a Country Ship now bound to Pegue, being to return from Orders to air. 

thence in December. Agreed to write M 1 '. Smart to return the party of Men by p^ue about 

her. if the Circumstances of Affairs there will admit of it. returning the 

' Soldiers. 

The President reads the Mint Account Curr. for last month, ballance remain- Mint^August 
ing in the Mint Two hundred eighty one Madrass Pagodas twenty two fanams and °°° 
seventy Cash 281. 22. 70, which he now pays in. 

Rich d . Benton. 

Nic: Morse. 

John Hinde 

Randall Fowke. 

Tho : Eyre. 

W M . Johnson. 

Jn°. Savage. 



To the Honble Richard Benton Esq". 

President & Governour &o t . Council of Fort S 1 . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

In Obedience to your Order of the 29 th . Instant We have been on board the 
Exeter to survey the stowage of the Honble Company's Madiera Wine and found it 
in very good Condition being well Bedded and Quoined Bung up and Bulge free. 

We are 

Honble Sir & Sirs 
Fort S t . George Your most Obedient humble servants 

the 3L si . August 1743. Jonathan Cape. 

William Percival. 



152 



Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 17 A3 

TO THE HoNBLE KlCHARD BeNYON EsQ, r . 

President and Governour &c t . Council of Fort S r . George. 

The Humble Petition of Jeremiah Eoberts Surgeon 
Sheweth 

That Tour Petitioner having had the Care of nineteen Soldiers deli ver'd ashore 
here from the Exeter, Cap 6 . William Weston, hopes Your Honour, &c\ would be 
pleased to allow him the usual allowance of Head Money. 

And your Petitioner, &c'. 

Account Sale of Sundrys at Outcry on Wednesday the tenth of August 1743. 



Lead 25 Candies 
25 



25 
25 




25 


25 


m 


25 


18* 


25 


25 


25 


m 


25 


m 


25 
25 


u 


25 


181 


25 


13| 



25 
25 
25 
_25 
500 Candies 
Imboss'd Cloth 

1 p ce . Flower pot & 
Basket N°. ... 
D°. 
D°. 
Small runing 

figure 

Ditto 

Cafoy ... 
Flowev pot & 
Basket... 
Small runing 

figure ... 

Ditto 

Flower pot & 
Basket 

Ditto 

Cafoy 

Ditto ... 
Worm figure ... 
Small runing 

figure ... 
large runirg 

figure ... 
Flower pot & 
Basket 
Small flower down. 
Worm figure 
large flower down, 
large runing 

figure 
1 D°. 

22 pieces of I 



ISA ty> Candy, Veneaty Bamah 
131 Sunea Bumah . 

Chintomby 
Colla Singa 
Sunca Ramah 
Colla Siuga 
Moodu ... 
Caam Cbittce . 
Colla Singa 
Kellava Cbittee. 
Sunca Bamah . 
Colla Singa 
J^nnca Bamah ., 
Caam Chittee ., 
Paupa Braminy. 
13J- Tiimely 

13J Kellava Chittee., 

13^ Goorum Bangia. 

131 Comrapa 

131 Ditto ... 



): 



Adeapa 
Andeapa 



1 
2 
3 

)• Kellava Chity, at 28 ea. 
4j 

5 "1 Caam Chittee ffl 

6 J 29. 9. — ea. ... 

7 I Bondar Singa ffl 
f 25. 9. ea. 

lOj 

11 1 Nella Chittee at 
g f 28. 18. ea, 

] 2 1 Chintomby at 29 



Kellava Chittee 
Goomm Bangia 



17 Adeapa 

18 GSruah . 



Cbibtomby at 27. 18 < 



Ditto at 28 



19 

20 

211 

22/ 

231 

} Sunca Bamah ® 27 ea. 
24 j 
boss'd Cloth carried over. 

Carried Over ,., 



331 
331 
331 
331 
331 
331 
331 
331 
331 
331 
331 
331 
33i 
331 
331 
331 
3 a 
331 
331 
331 



6625 



-- 



27 



56 — 



50 18 — 



58 



28 



29 — — 
23 — — 



55 — 



56 



— — 6625 — — 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17Jf3 



153 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 17k3- 



Account Sales brought Over 

2 pieoes of lmboss'd Cloth bro*. 

1 Worm figure ... N°. 

1 Cafoy 

1 d°. Cafoy 

1 Worm figure 

1 large runing figure 

1 Small d°. 

1 Mix'd Flower pot & Basket. 

1 large runing figure 

1 Ditto 

1 Mix'd flower pot & Basket... 

1 D°. 

1 large flower down 

1 Mix'd flower pot& basket ... 

1 large runiug figure 

1 Ditto 

1 Mix'd flower pot & Basket ... 

1 Large flower down 

1 Ditto 

1 q*. 15 Capparisons & 1 Cus- 
hion 

Ditto 

Ditto 

Ditto 

Ditto 

Ditto 

1 15 Ditto & 1 Cushion 

1 15 Ditto 

1 15 Ditto 

1 15 Ditto 

1 15 Ditto 

51 peices of Tmboss'd Cloth 



1 15 
1 15 
1 15 
1 15 
1 15 



Brought Over 609 
Over 

25 "1 Venkata Kistna at 28. 9. ea. 56 18 — 

27 J 

281 Veucata Kistna at 28. 27 ea. 57 18 — 

26/ 

29 1 Kellava Chittee at 27. 27 ea. 55 18 — 

30/ 

61 1 Vencaty Kamah at 29. ! 

651 Cundapahat 29. 9 ... 



62 f 

63 \ Gopanl Chittee at 29. 9 ea. 
66 / 

67|Oundapaat29. 27 

70l]Vloorteapaat 29. 18. — ... 

68 / 

71 \Ramahat 31. — — ea. ... 

72/ 

73 B^ma Lingum 

74 OollaSinga 

75 Ramoodu 

76 Gopanl Chittee 

77 Nella Chittee 

78 Vencaty Kistna 

79 Nella Chittee 

80 SuncaBamah 

82 Cundapa 

83 Sunca Bamah 

84 Nella Chittee 



— 6625 



58 18 

58 IS 

58 18 

59 18 
59 — 
62 — 

30 — 

30 27 

32 — 

33 27 

33 27 

34 — 
28 9 

27 9 
25 9 

28 9 
28 18 



...1466 9 



Beoad Cloth Fine 


Yards 








Medley 


2i| Adrian ... 


2 


13 40 




Scarlet Superfine ... 


f Pollia Moota . 


1 


8 — 




Scarlet fine 


4 Ball Grraah 


6 


— 




Scarlet 


4-jj. Dassaree 


5 


27 — 




Black 


5| Adrian ... 


3 


27 — 




Green ... ... 


6| Ball Graah 
23i| Yards 


6 


4 40 










25 8 


Broad Cloth Aurora 


19£ d°. Gruapa 




... •»• 


17 13 


Broad Cloth Ordinary 










Y d8 . 








Midling Green 
Ditto Yellow 


3 I 

]| SSinganah 


4 


27 — 




Ditto Blue 


2iJ 








Bed 


?? > Arronaohilum 


. 10 


— — 




Green 


si- J 









22| Yards 
Pirpetu/lnoes Fine Scarlet 7£ Yards Andiapa 



1743—39 



14 27 
2 9 



Carried Over P. 8150 30 40 



154 



Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 17hS- 



.Acoount Sales brought Over 
Perfetuanoes Ordinary 



Flesh colour 

White 

Green 

Bed 

Yellow 

Orange 

Blue 



Yar*. 

„| \ Sastria 
rt * ^Andiapa 



Ditto 



Brownetts damaged Y d 
Flower'd Cloth, 



49f Yards 
Samuel Affleck 



peice q tB . Y ds 



25 BallGruah 
22JNaragaree 
27 BallGruah 
26| M r . Peroival 
25J Snnca Bamah 
26± M r . Percival 
27 Naragaree 
22| M r . Percival 
23£ Do. 
2 If Dassaree 
25 Ball Gruah 
\7\ M r . Percival 



289| Yards 
Factors Provisions 
1 



pipe of Sour 
Madeira Wine 
Ditto 
Ditto 
Ditto 
Ditto 
Ditto 



Collatee ... 
Comrapa ... 
James Culvineer . 
Venkaty Bamah 

Ditto ... 
James Culvineer , 



3 — — 

2 18 - 

7 13 — 



17 


18 


— 


11 


9 


— 


14 


27 


— 


12 


9 


— 


15 


9 


— 


13 


— 


— 


14 


18 


— 


14 


18 


— 


11 


27 


— 


13 


9 


— 


16 


9 


— 


10 


— 


— 



23 18 

23 — 

19 — 

21 — 

22 18 
6 4 



8150 30 40 



12 31 
6 18 



164 



115 4 — 



Pagodas 8549 20 40 



Ereobs Exoeptbd 

^ Nicholas Moese 

Import W°. keep'. 



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155 



■FORT ST GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 17 hS 

i : 



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157 



—FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 171+3- 
At a Consultation 
Present 
Bichard Beni-on Esq". Gov e . President. 
Nicolas Morse. John Hinde. 

Eandall Fowke. Thomas Eyre. 



Monday 
the 12th. 



William Johnson. 
M K . Savage in 



Edward Harris. 

Last Consultation read and Signed. 
General Letters read Viz 4 . 

N°. 79 from the President and Council of Fort William of the 2 cl . Ultimo, 
acknowledging the receipt of ours of the 12 th . & 28 th . June, and 12 th . & 16 th . of 
July, Advising the Arrival of the Princess Amelia, Duke, Montfort & Winchelsea, 
that they shall regard what wrote concerning the Clandestine Quicksilver supposed 
to be on the Duke, that their Packet from England by that Ship was saved out of 
the Wreck of the Prince of Wales, that they will send us the Canvas designed 
hither on the Montfort, but being in want of the Great Guns they should keep 
them there, as also the Lead, in the room of which last, they desire we will take the 
like quantity out of what may be Consigned them ; Acquainting us also that the 
Madera Wine by the Princess Augusta sold for Three thousand five hundred and 
Seventeen Areot Eupees : That that Ship had been Surveyed and what Eepairs were 
necessary done to her. 



Bengal. 

Princess 
Amelia, 
Duke, 
Montfort & 
Winehels°a 
arrive there. 
Answer about 
Clandestine 
Quicksilver 
on the Duke, 
her packet. 
The 

Montfort's 
Canvas Lead 
& Guns. 
Sale of the 
Madera Wine 
f- Pss. 
Augusta. 
That Ship 
repaired. 

N°. 80 & 81, both from the Gentlemen at Yizagapatam : The first dated W\ Vizagapatam. 
August, advising that Mess 1 ' 6 . Banks and Pybus would take the Opportunity of 
coming hither on M 1 '. Prince's Vessel : and that they expected M r . Prince there soon etuieT^ith 
after. The other dated the 30 th . August inclosing the Copy of M r . Stratton's m*. stratton. 
Account as they had Adjusted it, together with his Answer to the demand they had 
made of the Ballance. 

Thomas Jones, Francis Tomson & John Conner three Soldiers petition for their 3 Soldiers 
Discharges, which are granted, they having Served their Contracted times. petition g ' d ° n 

Certificates to the Honourable the Court of Directors of this date Signed for Certificates 
the following Sums paid into Cash here upon Oath Viz'. f™^ the 

Estates of 

1 For Three thousand Pagodas received of M r . Nicolas James 

Morse on Account the Estate of James Hubbard 
Eeq r . deceased 

1 For Three thousand two hundred & Eleven Pagodas 
thirty three fannms & twenty Gash rec d . here of 
Mess". Sidney Foxall & Cornelius Goodwin, on 
Account the Estate of Edward Michell deceased ... 

1 For One hundred & Seventy nine Pagodas nine 
fanams & nine Cash, received here of M r . Matthew 
Empson on Account of Captain John Tedd of the 
Wilmington 



P. 3000 



3211 33 20 



179 9 



& on acooont 
of Capt 
Tedd ol the 
Wilmington. 



Sets for 
1743-40 



Pagodas. 6391 6 29 



158 



Records of Furl Si. George 



Exeter 
dispatch'd 
to the Bay. 



14 



FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 17 k3 

The Exeter having near all her Redwood on board : and the Treasure designed 
by her for the Bay being ready Chested, a Letter to accompany the same is now 
agreed on, & her Dispatch ordered to be delivered tomorrow. 

Rich*. Benyon. 

Nic: Morse. 

John Hinde. 

Randall Fowke. 

Tho: Eyre. 

Edw b . Harris. 

W M . Johnson. 

Sail'd the Honble Company's Ship Exeter Captain William We3ton for Bengali 
with a General Letter date:l Yesterday. 

Sail'd Ship Jenny William Harpur for Bengali. 

Arrived the Honble Company's Brigantine Brillant, Ambrose Lawrence Master 
from Bombay, last from Tellieherry with General Letters from both places. 



At a Consultation 
Present 



Saturday 
the 17 th . 



Letters from 
Post St. 
David. 



Request for 
10000 Pags 
more, which 
is oidered. 
Their Bales 
order'd up on 
the Meroury 
if she returns 
hither. 

Bombay. 
The brillant 
arrives from 
thenoe with 
Treasure & 
Cotton for 
the Bay. 
Acoo*. of her 
Cost. 

Paokets for 
England 
The Warwick 
arrives there. 

Tellichebby 

LETl'SH 

Paohets 
from thence & 
Bombay ord<l- 
to England 
■$► Salisbury. 

Land 

Customer's 
August 
Aooot. read. 



Richard Benyon Esq/ 
Nicolas Morse. 
Randall Fowke. 
Edward Harris. 



Gov\ Presid t . 
John Hinde. 
Thomas Eyre. 
"William Johnson. 



M". Savage indisposed. 
Last Consultation read and Signed. 
General Letters read viz'. 

N°. 82 from the Deputy Governour and Council of Fort S c . David of the 14 th . 
instant : Inclosing their Warehousekeeper's Indent for Wares wanting there ; 
Acknowledging the receipt of the Money last sent them and requesting a further 
Supply of Ten thousand Pagodas before the Raina set in, which it is agreed to Send 
them tomorrow and a Letter to Advise thereof is now ordered to be wrote, as also 
that in Case the Mercury should be bound hither that they send by her what Cloth 
they have on hand although it should be a few days aiter the 20 th . of this month. 

N°. 83 and 84 both from the President and Council of Bombay received by the 
Brillant, the first dated the 17 th . August inclosiug the Account Cost of that vessel, 
amounting to Eighteen thousand one hundred thirty two Rupees & Eighty one 
Reas, 18132. — . 81 with several other papers respecting her ; Advising that they 
had taken on board her Treasure & Cotton for the Bay, and that they had directed 
their Chief & Factors at Tellieherry to forward to us bv her a Packet for the Honble 
the Court of Directors, which they desiie may be sent by the first ship from hence. 
The other dated the 18 th . August advising that the Warwick arrived there the 17 tU . 
and inclosing another Packet for England which they also desire us to forward. 

N°. S5 from the Chief and Factors at Tellieherry acknowledging the Receipt 
of Ours of the 23 d . June, and inclosing the Packet for England mentioned in the first 
of the preceeding Letters Ordered that the Said Packets be Sent by the Salisbury. 



Edward Harris Land Customer reads that Account for last month Viz', 

PagB. 483 34 30 

... 32 ... 

484 



Choultry Customs 
Rcgistring Slaves 



26 30, 



ballance due from him four hundred Seventy two Pagodas four fanams and thirty 
Cash 472. 4. 30 which he now pays in. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17J/.3 159 

■FOET ST GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 17U3 

Agreed that Two thousand 2000 Pagodas be advanced the Paymaster for the Money 



advano d the 
Paymaster. 



Charges of the running Month. 

Letter to the Double Court of Directors intended by the Salisbury read in the Letter to 
fair Copy to the end of the Tenth Head. ^"faiisbury 

read in part. 

The Import Warehousekeeper delivers in an Account Sale of Madera Wine aud a coot, sale 

Woolen Goods at Out Cry the 14 th . instant, Amounting to Seven thousand four Exeter's 

hundred and twenty two Pagodas nine fanams 7422. 9. — which is ordered to be Madera wine 

sent to England in the Salisbury's Packet. Gcod°8° en 

deliv'd in. 

Two Sets of Bills of Exchange of this date Signed, drawn on the Court of Bills of 
Directors at Ninety days Sight and their Stated Exchanges, payable to the following rig^d" 8 * 
Persons on the following Accounts viz'. 

For Free Merchants &c'. at 7 4 ?p Pag a . 

p. f. c. £ s. D. 

1 To Mary Bradford and John Baffar 
or order Value of Richard Benyon 
Esq* '.. 144 12 12 52 18 6 

1 To Thomas Nicholas or order value of 

George Jones 272 26 14 100 — — 

2 Sets amounting to Pag 9 . 417 2 26 152 18 6 

One hundred and fifty two Pounds eighteen Shillings & Six Pence Sterling, or Four 
hundred and seventeeu Pagodas two fanams and twenty six Cash, which Sum is now 
paid in. 

Nicolas Morse Import Warehousekeeper pays in Eighteen thousand one hundred Money paid 
18100 Pagodas on Aceo*. of Silver Sold by order of Consultation the 9 th . August last. £ ]d ™ 8llver 

Agreed that the following Advances be made out of Cash Viz*. ^y\ : ior J} e 

° Painters & to 

1000, One thousand, Pagod 3 . to the Exp^Wih .^. for the Painters. Sf 

1000, One thousand, to Molinga Kistna and Ponapa 

Chittee on 

2000, Two thousand, to Ponapa Chitty on Account of Goods severaly brought H C cot : the 
in by them. 

Some of the Town Shroffs offering to dispose of Four thousand Madrass Pagodas 4 r oo mj». 
at nine ty Cent Batta, Agreed to purchase the same for the Northern Settlements & ^™^°? h * 
Four thousand three hundred and Sixty Current Pagodas the Amo*. thereof is now 
paid out of Cash. 

Eich d . Benyon. 

Nic : Morse. 
John Hinde. 
Randall Fowke. 
Tho : Eyre. 
Edw d . Harris. 
W M . Johnson. 

Sent by Peons to Fort S 4 . David a Letter of this date. 17 



Sent by Peons to Fort S*. David a Letter of this date with a Supply of Cash. 



18 



160 



Records of Fort St. George 



Monday 
the 19 1 



Capt. 
Bnrrowu's 
Manifest of 
private trade, 
Parket for the 
Sal'sbory 
ord d . to be 
closed. 



-FOItT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 17hS- 
At a Consultation 
Present 



ElCHABD BENYON ESQ," 

Nicolas Morse. 
Eandall Fowke. 
Edward Harris. 



Govern 6 . President. 

John Hinde. 

Thomas Eyre. 

William Johnson. 
M 1 , Savage indisposed. 



Last Consultation read and Signed. 

Fair Copy of the General Letter to England to go by the Salisbury with several 
other Papers Signed. 

Captain Burrow's attending delivers in his Manifest upon Oath, Amounting to 
Two thousand Six hundred and Sixty Six Pagodas. Ordered it be Sent to England 
by the Salisbury, and that the Packet by that Ship be delivered the Captain as soon 
as closed. 

Bich 1 '. Benyon. 
Nic : Morse. 
John Hinde. 
Eandall Fowke. 
Tho: Eyre. 
Edw\ Harris. 
W M . Johnson. 



20 



The Packet for England by the Salisbury being closed, was tender'd Captain 
Burrows, but he not purposing to depart for some days yet, declined receiving it, 
[...] he was about to Sail. 

Sail'd Ship Phyzee Bux 3 Shaw Mahomud for Tenasseree. 



Thursday 
the 22". 



Mony p d . 
for Broad 
Clotb. 



Customer's 
Ar.gt.acco. 



At a Consultation 
Present 
Eichard Benyon Esq, k . Gov b . Presid t . 
Nicolas Morse. John Hinde. 

Eandall Fowke. Thomas Eyre. 

Edward Harris. William Johnson. 

M K . Savage indisposed. 

Nicolas Morse Import Warehousekeeper pays in Three thousand 3000 Pagoda 
on Account of Broad Cloth delivered the Merchants. 

Eandall Fowke Sea Customer reads that account for last month Viz'. 



Kngland via 
Pondichtrry 

agreed on. 

4 New Guard 
Horses hooght 
the 4 Old 
Ones to be 
sold 



Custom on Goods ... 

Custom on Grain 

Freight 3 W Cent on Gregori 
Anchorage ... 



's Busies 




920 13 52, 



ballance due from him five thousand five hundred Sixty five Pagodas nine fanams 
and eight Cash 5565. 9. 8. of which he pays in Two thousand and Sixty Pagodas 
two fanams 2060. 2. — . 

A Ship being to sail for France in few days from Poudicherry ; A draught of a 
Letter to Our Honourable Masters to go by that Conveyance is now agreed on. 

The Paymaster having pursuant to our order of the Board of some time past, 
though omitted to be entered on Consultation purchased four New Guard Horse[s] 
he is ordered to sell the four Old ones, quite worn out with Age and diseases, for 
the most they will fetch at Public Outcry. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17 k^ 161 

FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER lTi r S 

The very bad State of Health M 1 '. Maekneight our present Surgi 
loDg laboured under having determined him to go for Europe in January next, if he [Shaafje 
gets over his present indisposition which is much to be doubted, and there being in rjjatesTot 
the place two persons of that profession who are willing to engage in the Service, the Hospital 
namely William Lyon and John Sheafe : It's agreed to entertain them from the l sfc ^] pL». » 
of next Month, Lyon as First, Sheafe as Second Mate of the Hospital. Agreed also »°. each. 
that pursuant to the liberty granted us in the 6 th paragraph of Our Honourable 
Masters Commands of the 11 th . March last, and in consideration of the Nature of that 
Service their pay be increased from Ten Pagodas to Fifteen a month each and that 
M 1 '. Sheafe, who has assisted in the Hospital from the 10 th . of this month be paid at 
that rate. 

Eich d . Benyon. 

Nig: Morse. 

John Hinde. 

Randall Fowke. 

Tho : Eyre. 

Fdw d . Harris. 

W M . Johnson. 

Received by Peons from Maddepollam General Letters of 24 th . August and 22 
1 st . instant. 

Received by Peons from Fort S*. David a General Letter of 23 a . instant. 26 



At a Consultation Monday 

Present THE 26TU - 

Richard Benton Esq*. Govern 11 . President. 
Nicolas Morse. John Hinde. 
Randall Fowke. Thomas Eyre. 
Edward Harris. William Johnson. 

M\ Savage indisposed. 
Last Consultation read and Signed. 

General Letters read Viz*. Letters from 

S 9 . 86, & 87 both from the Resident at M[adde]pollam ; The first dated the Madapoihm 
24 th . Ultimo, being a Duplicate of what he wrote us by the Morton not yet arrived, Effects^' 8 
Advising of the Goods, and inclosing a List of M r . Joseph Goddard's Sent us on her, coming 
The other dated the 1 st . instant desiring supply of Packing Stuff. Morton. nthe 

Request for 
Packing 

Stuff. 

N°. 88 from the Deputy Governour & Council of Fort S\ David of the 23 d . ^rt St. 
Instant advising that the Mer[cury] not returning hither they shall not send us Mercury 6 
any more Bales this Season ; Inclosing Invoice of their Goods for us on the Phar don't return 
Narsinga : desiring our directions about some repairs necessary at Cuddalore and iivofeaof 
the Fort and Advising the Arrival of a French Europe Ship the [ . . ] of cioth by the 
Chartres at Pond ieherry from France. Some repairs 

wanting at 
the Fort & 
Cudalore. 
. French ship 

arrives from 
Franoe. 

Captain Burrows of the Salisbury bei[ng] gone off in order to Sail it's agreed Letter to 
to close our Letter [for] England by the way of Pondicherry and forward [it] England via 
thither immediately. ' ' fiStS 

away. 

1743—41 



162 



Records of Fort St. George 



July Journal 
Parcels read. 
Salary pd 
the Cocnpy's 
Servants. 



Monthly 
Aocounts for 
August read 
Expo. Ware- 
ho.keeper'e 
Money 
advano'd 



FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER It 'US 

The Accountant reads the Journal Parcels for the month of July : And delivers 
in a9 entered hereafter the Account Salary due to the Company's Servants for 
[the] last Six months ending yesterday, the amount whereof being fifteen hundred 
and twenty Pagodas twenty two fanams 1520. 22. — is ordered to be paid out of 
Cash. 

Nicolas Morse Export Warehousekeeper reads that Account for last month 
ballance due from him Twelve hundred and Six Pagodas Six Fanams and Six Cash 
1206 6 6 which is carried forward ; and One thousand 1000 Pagodas are advanced 
him for the Painters. 



ImpO. 
Wareh°, 

keeper's 



Paymaster's 



Money 

advanc'd 

him. 

Extra^T. 

Expence. 

Storekeeper's 



1 Caution to 
the Supra 
cargo of the 
Augusta 
against 
selling 
6mall Arms 
on the 
Malabar 
Coast or 

Buying 
Pepper near 
Anjengo. 



Nicolas Morse Import Warehousekeeper reads that Account for last month, 
ballance due from him two thousand two hundred twenty fonr Pagodas fourteen 
fanams and thirty nine Cash 2224.14.39 which is carried forward. 

Thomas Eyre Paymaster reads that Account for last month Viz'. 



Charges Garrison ... 
Charges Diet 
Charges Cattle 
Fort Marl trough ... 
Charges Extraordinary 
Charges HoRpital ... 
Black Town Wall ... 
Account Cattle 
Nabob's Expences ... 
Charges General 
Town Duty ... 
Repairs of Fortifications 



Pag 3 



2465 


20 


45 


583 


12 


— 


66 


24 


— 


61 


14 


— 


148 


1 


13 


55 


5 


20 


277 


S2 


35 


209 








385 


15 


35 


602 


11 


47 


82 


7 


47 


54 


8 


75 



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ball ce . due to him four hundred ninety one Pagodas nine fanams and Seven Cash 
49.1. 9. 7, which is now paid him, & two thousand five hundred Pagodas more 
advanced him for the Charges of the running month. 

The Particulars of the Extraordinary Expence in his Account are intered 
hereafter. 

William Johnson Storekeeper reads that account for last month ballance due 
from him six hundred sixty nini Pagodas twenty two fanams & fifty Six Cash 
669. 22. 56, of which he pays in Two hundred 200 Pagodas. 

The Augusta being to Sail in few days for the Malabar Coast and Mocha ; 
M r . Lodwick the Supra Cargo was sent for before the Board and acquainted with 
Our Honourable Masters Orders in the 18 Paragraph of their Letter to this Presidency 
of the 6 th . February 1740, prohibiting the carrying any five or Small Arms for Sale 
to the Malabar Coast, and also with what the Gentlemen of Bombay write Us in their 
Letter of the 10 th . April last, about Country Ships purchasing Pepper at any of the 
Ports contiguous to Anjengo, to both which Injunctions he promised a Strict 
observance and regard. 

Rich". Benyon. 

Nio : Morse. 

John Hinde. 

Randall Fowke. 

Tho : Eyre. 

Edw*. Harris. 

W M . Johnson. 



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Diary and Consultation Book, 17 UB 165 

FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 17 kB 

The Partjcdlaks of the Extraordinary Expence in the Paymaster's Account 
for the Month of August, arise as follow. 

Fort Marlbr6 p. f. ca. 

Allowance to Rajah Cooladen & Servants. 10 — — 
Dieting 10 Ooffree Slaves learning 
Carpenters & Brick layers Work at 

Pagoda 1. 5 each ... 11 14 — 

Paid John Erick, entertained as Surgeon's 
Mate for that Place in March last, 

D 
6 Months Wages at 10 T? m ., which at 

\\ DolF. f Pag a . is ... 40 — — 

■• 61 14 — 

Nabob's Expences 

Paid them as V Account Particulars ... 385 15 35 

Charges Extraordinary 

Dipting Choultry Prisoners 3 ... ... 11 — 

D°. a Lunatick Soldier 2 — — 

Mess". Jones, Golightly & Sloper 

Monthly Writers at P. 10 each _ ... 30 — — 

A Portngues Writer, Assisting the 

Secretary ... ... ... ... 5 — — 

3 Centinels on renewing their Covenants 

for 5 Years 15 — — 

Paid Thomas Sedgely for christning a 

Child 1 — — 

Paid boat hire, Landing 20 Soldiers from 

Ship Heathoote ... ... .. ... — 10 — 

Refreshment Money at 12 fa 3 , ea. ... 6 24 - 

The Surgeon's Bill for Head Money ... 23 12 — 

Making 20 cotts for ditto ... 3 — — 

Paid the Cryer for putting up to Rent the 

Company's Old Garden — 18 — 

Boat hire, linding 19 Men from Ship 

Exeter ... "- ... ... 

Refreshment Money at f 3 . 12 ea. ... 
The Surgeon's Bill for Headmoney 
Making 19 Cots 

Given on the Receipt of a Present from 
Abdulla Cawn 
To the Ohubdars 60 Rupees. 

To the Horse-keeper )0 

To the Dancing Girls & 

Musick 20 5 28 55 

Betle Nut 20 fa". 2 Visa Sugar Candy fa s . 
32, 1 Viss Kismisses f\ 7, 1 Viss 
Reasons f. 6, Drv Dates f 3 8, Almonds 
f 3 . 6, Nuts f. 12, Gauvas f 3 . 3, Plantains 
f 3 . 3, Oranges fa 3 . 1. 40, Pomeg". f 3 . 5. 40. 2 32 — 



— 


10 




6 


12 





21 


4 




3 


6 




17 


15 


20 


2 


32 


18 



Black Town Wall 

Materials used and Workmen employed 

as T Account particulars 277 32 35 

Account Cattle 

4 Bay Horses, 1 at P\ 60 , 1 ® P!. 54 — — 

1 ® P s . 50 , 1 ® P\ 45 — — 209 — 

Charges General 
Batta Abroad Viz*. 

Vizagapatam peons 94 P s . 2. 22 — , 

Anjongo84 P». 2 10 — 
Given them P 3 . 5, Tellioherry 62. 
P". 1. 26 — Snvat 28 P. — 28 — 
Given them P\ 2. 1. 10 Tngermn 34 

fa . 34, Pullicat 4 f '. — 3 — ... 15 16 10 



Carried forward ... 15 16 10 1081 27 
1743—42 



166 



Records of Fort St. George 



•FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 17h3- 



Brought forward ... 
Batta at home, Viz*. 

Fort 8*. David Tapies 8 P. 3 12 — 
D°. handing Letters to the first Stage 
45 f 9 . 22. 40, Arcot Mulla P 8 . 4. — . — , 
Ditto peons 4. P s . 3. I 2. — , Madepauck 
peons fa 8 . V"8. — , Collatore peons for 10 
I) s . f 8 . 5. — , paid 2 peons with a Letter 
for Imaum Sahib at Tritohanopoly 
P. 1. 81. 40 ... 



15 16 10 1081 27 3 



14 3 



Town duty as "? Account Particulars 
Repairs 0* KoKTiriCATiONs as V Account 
Particulars 


29 

82 

54 


19 

7 

8 


10 

47 

75 



Pagod. 1247 26 [15] 



27 



29 



Sail'd the Honble Company's Ship Salisbury Cap*. Christopb*. Burrows for 
England with our Packet for the Court of Directors, 

Received by Peons General Letters from Ingeram of the 25 tb . Aug' and 1". 
September and from Maddepollam of the 12 th . September. 

Arrived Ship Galatea William Tullie from Bengali with a General Letter of 
the 14 th . August. 



Thursday 
the 29 IH . 



Ingeram 
The Books 
oo me ap. 



Madapollam 

Monthly 

Papers. 

Bengal. 
A Duplicate 
Packet for 
England. 



M>-. Hyde 
Parser 
chuses an 
Ensign's 
Commission 
at Fort St. 
David. 
Ens". Win- 
ds Morgan 
ord*. up 
hither. 

Money 
advam'd 
Telesinga 
Chitty &o«. 
aco*. [the I 
Investment. 



At. a Consultation 
Present 
Richard Benton Esq*. Govern". President. 
Nicolas Morse. John Hinde. 
Randall Fowke. Thomas Eybb. 
Edwabd Haeris. "William Johnson. 

M E . Savage indisposed. 

Last Consultation read and Signed. 
General Letters read Viz*. 

N°. 89 & 90 both from M*. Prince at Ingeram; The first dated ihe 25 th . 
August being a Duplicate of what he wrote us by the Essex Brigantine not yet 
Arrived ; The other of the l 6t . instant serving to cover the former & to accompany 
Copies of the Books of that Residency. 

N°. 91 from M r . Hallyburton at Maddepollam of the 12 th . instant accom- 
panying his Monthly Accounts for August. 

IS . 92 from the President & Council of Port William being a Duplicate of 
what they wrote us the 14 th . August by the Princess Augusta, not yet Arrived, 
& Accompanying a Duplicate Packet for England to be forwarded from hence in 
January nixt. 

M 1 . Hyde Parker, pursuant to the liberty granted him by our Honble Masters 
in their 4 th . Paragraph of the 2 d . March last, being desirous to accept of an Enstgn' s 
Commissn. at Fort S l . David & to proceed thither on the Augusta: Agreed that a 
Commission be drawn for him accordingly and that Knsign William De Morgan be 
ordered up hither to Serve as an Ensign in this Garrison. 



Agreed that three thousand 3900 Pagodas be advanc'd Telesinga Chitty & 
Nellamutta Comrapa on Account of Goods brought in by them. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17k- 3 167 

FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 17 hS 

Trivitee Sasaehilum & Subramoney Chitty Beetle & Tobacco Farmers pay Rents P *. in 

in Eight hundred thirty three Pagodas twelve fanams 833. 12. — for One month's ^X? 

rent due the 5 th . instant. i'arm 

Ahmud Cawn Taran & Hajeegee Cawn Taran Farmers of the Arrack and & 

"Wine Licence pay in three hundred thirty five 335 Pagodas for one Month's rent w r ,^ k * 
due the 5 th . instant. Lioenoe. 

The Paymaster delivers in as entered hereafter the Account Sale of the Four Aooot. sale 
Old Guard Horses at Outcry, amounting to twenty four Pagodas eighteen fanams, Guard hoi«» 
Ordered that the Loss on them be wrote off. deiiver'd in. 

Agreed to send to S l . David's on the Augusta a Supply of Wares & the Midi- Wares & 
cines received this Year for that Place. " * f$°*&. 

Davids. 

The Import Warehousekeeper pays in Three thousand 3000 Pagodas in further Money p*. 
part for Rupees Sold -Aim, " Jf Ku p w » 

Five thousand five hundred 5500 Pagodas more are advanced the Committee Advance 
to pay for Houses & Gardens pulled down and destroyed agreable to an Order of committee of 
Consultation of the 25 th . October last year, Compensation 

ElCR*. BENYON. L°et H p°uTd 

Nic: Morse. down> 

John Hinde. 

Randall Fowke. 

Tho: Eyre. 

Edw b . Harris. 

W". Johnson. 



Account Sale at Out Cry oe the Four Old Guard Horses — Viz 1 . 

Singana 1 Bay Horse ... Pags 7 27 - 

Ditto 1 Black 6 18 - 

Andiapa 1 Bay 4 27 — 

Ditto 1 Ditto 5 18 - 



Pags. 24 18 — 

Tort S'. George Tho 8 . Eyre. 

29 th . Sept b . 1743. Paymaster. 

Saild Ship Augusta James Barton for Fort S 1 . David, the Malabar Coast 30tHt 

Mocha w"'. Ens. Parker Passenger & a supply of Wares & Midicines for 8'. Davids 
& a Letter dated yesterday. 

Arrived the Honble Company's Ship Princess Augusta George Goring from [October] 
Bengali with Stores and a General Letter of the 27 th . August. 1 

Arriv'd Ship Morton William Millikm with Bales & the Original General _ 

Letters of the 24 th . August and 1 st . September, before received from Maddepollam. 

Received by Peons from Tellicherry a General Letter of the 7 th . Ultimo. s 



168 



Records of Fort St. George 



Monday 

THE 3_ 



Jugrlea 
Baftaes, 
Montfort's 
Canvas & 
West Coast 
Fire Arms 
arrive. 
Bullion not 
likely to sell 
on aoco*. of 
the Morattas. 
8 or 4 

Eorope Ships 
likely to he 
kept in 
India. An 
Original 
Packet for 
England. 
Our AceoM. 
Cnrrt Accot. 
Charges 
on the 
Princess 
Augnsta. 
Montfort's 
Soldiers for 
this place 
kept there. 
Brown Sanoes 
arrives from 
thenoe. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 17h3 

At a Consultation 



Present 



Kichabd Benton Ks 
Nicolas Mobse. 
Randall Fowke. 
Edwabd Haeeis. 



Gov R . Pbesident. 
John Hinde. 
Thomas Eybe. 
William Johnson. 



John Savage. 
Last Consultation read and Signed. 
General Letters read Viz*. 

Two from the President and Council of Fort William, One dated the 14 th . 
August being the Original of that before received & entered under N°. 92, advising" 
of the Jugdea Baftaes ; The Montforts French Canvas ; The West Coast Chest of 
Fire Arms and other Goods sent us on the Princess Augusta ; The proceedings of 
the Morattas ; That they expect great difficulty iu selling the Bullion by the Mort- 
fort and Winchelsea, and therefore hope for a Supply in Rupees from us ; Intimat- 
ing their Apprehensions of keeping three or four Europe Ships in the Country, and 
inclosing an Original Packet to be forwarded to England on the Salisbury ; Their 
Accounts Current with this Presidency ; The Account of Disbursements on the 
Princess Augusta and Several other Papers as <j£ List entered after the Duplicate of 
Said Letter. The other N° 93, dated the 27 th . August, advising that they should keep 
for the Service of their Garrison such Soldiers as were arrived there of those 
intended for this place by the Montfort, and inclosing Invoice of Brown Sanoes 
sent us also on the Princess Augusta, 



Temeherry j, 0< 94 from the Chief and Council of Tellicherry of the 7' 

Patarsars advising of their returning the Patamars we sent thither in June last. 

return'd. D ° 



September, 



Advice to Agreed to Advise the Gentlemen at Tellieherry of the material Occurrences 

respecting respecting Our Honble Masters Shipping Since our last. 

the Compy's 

Shipping. 

Septemr. The President reads the Cash Account for last Month ballance remaining now 

cash Account com p are( } w j t jj the q^ Ghosts Seventy eight thousand and eight Current Pagodas 

seven fanams and Sixty Cash, and Four thousand Four hundred and two 4402 

Madrass Pagodas. 



Money 

advanc'd the pj 

Paymaster. , - /I1; 



Agbeed that two thousand 2000 Pagodas be advanced the Paymaster for the 
rges of the running month. 



Pa™ 1 *™ ht . 0ne of the Tovvn Snroffs offering to Sell Six thousand 6000 Madrass Pagodas 

fiu*}'^ " 8 at Nine and a quarter ^ Cent Batta it's agred to purchase them & six thousand 
Cent. fi ve hundred fifty five 6555 Current Pagodas the Amount thereof is now paid for 

them. 



80,000 n 

Mss. Pag 
ord*. to 

DOUght. 



That we may be in readiness to supply the Northern Settlements with more 
Madrass Pagodas early in January it's agreed that the Assay master & LingaChitty 
be directed to look out for and purchase as far as Twenty thousand 20000, on the 
best terms they can. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17 'lf3 169 

FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 17/f3 

John Savage Rental General and Scavinger pays in Eight hundred and eleven Tfa e Reatal 

Pagodas twenty four fanams and thirty three Cash in full of the ballances due from scTvYng* 

him on those Kolls ending the 31 st . August 1741 as by his Accounts entered after payamthe 

Consultation of the 30 th . April last Viz'. thoBeRoHs 

The Ballance of his Rental General's Account ... Pag>. 581 85 ... Augufti 7ti 

of his Scavinger's Account 229 25 33 

Pagodas. 811 24 S3 



The Gentlemen at Pullioat being about to dispatch Some Peons to their eoooms*. 
Northern Settlements with a supply of Money it's agreed for greater Security to w Peon^to 
send a party of Peons from hither to join them with a Supply of Five thousand Jiadap.iiam. 
5000 Madrass Pagodas for Maddepollam, whether it's agreed also to Send a further £ no ^ 
Supply of the like Sum Some days afterwards. 



Supply to 
follow in 
few dayB. 



Mess'\ Hallyburton and Kelsall having applied for leave to come up hither in Mess". 
December it's agreed that their request be granted and to Send a Supply of Packing & a Keban° n 
Stuff to Maddepollam on the Ship Morton that will Sail for that place in few permitted to 

, L x L come hither 

Clays. in Decemr. 

Packing 
Stuff sent to 
Madapollum. 

Agreed that pursuant to what we wrote our Honourable Masters in the 14 th . J^^"""® 88 
paragraph of Our Letter by the Salisbury. The Princess Augusta be returned to the teretnm'd 
Bay with all possible expedition, and to Send by her the fifty Seven Bales of Cotton * othe Bay " 
we received by the Brillant from Bombay, but that it's too late in the Season to Salisbury's 
send on her the fifty thousand Rupees we received with the Cotton. Cotton sent 

J r thither on 

her. 

But not the 
Rupees on 
Aooo*. of 
the Season. 

The Gentlemen at Fort Marlborough being much in want of Some Persons & ^'P*- r "™g 

Lascars for the Sloops and Boats in the Service of that Coast, whom we find it mga^Twith" 

impracticable to supply them with from hence and it being represented to us as g^ oa [ 8 * 

probable that a Suitable Encouragement might induce some of the Bengali Lascars people for 

and Shipping people to engage in that Service it's agreed to instruct Captain Goring of 6 t ^ vfat 

to use his endeavours in the Bay to that end, and to empower him to contract with Const. 
Such as are willing to accept them on the following conditions. 

That each Lascar have the value of Seven Arcot Rupees & Month & the 
Officers in proportion. 

That they have four Month's pay advanced them at Calcutta to furnish them- 
selves with Necessaries. 

That on their Arrival at the West Coast they Shall have a piece of Ground 
allotted them, & a paggar to be built at the Company's Charge. 

That their Families shall be transported with them at the Charge of the Com- 
pany AND 

That they shall be obliged to serve the Company five years on that Coast to 
commence from the time of their Arrival. 

And as, in Case of Captain Goring's meeting with success in his endeavours Request to 
it will be necessary that he should lay in an extraordinary Quantity of provisions, & ^p^y 7 10 
he will also have occasion for Money to make the proposed Advances, its agreed to Goring with 
desire the Gentlemen in the Bay to Supply him with what he may want for those hem™™* 
purposes. want - 

1743—43 



170 



Records oj Fort St. George 



Request to 

the Bay 

concerning 

the Princess 

Augusta's 

returning 

Cargo. 

& 
The 

Sumatra's 
if there. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 17U3 

Agreed also to desire the President & Council of Fort William to return the 
Princess Augusta to us in Decern 1 ", with Five huudred Bags of Patcharee Rice for 
the "West Coast filling the rest of her Tonnage with Good Bice on the Honble 
Company's Account & what Freight may offer, & that they will do the same also 
by the Sumatra if with them, as the lateness of the Season gives us reason to 
expect. 



The 

Gentlemen in 
the Bay 
desired to 
eend us the 
Aesaymaster's 
Toole by the 
"Winchester 
if with them. 



Being also in hopes that the Winchester is likewise arrived in the Bay it's 
agreed to Send the Gentlemen there an Abstract of her Invoice for this place, 
requesting of them to send us by the first Conveyance the Tools for the Assaymaster, 
they being much wanted here, & for the other Articles by that Ship, to send u& 
only such as they may not want or that they think will sell batter here. 

Rich". Benton. 
Nic : Morse. 
John Hinde. 
Randall Fowke 
Tho : Eyre. 
Edw". Harbis. 
W M . Johnson. 
Jn°. Savage. 



D«. 



Fort S t . George — September 1743. 



Madbass Pagodas. 



1 To Ballanca brought 
from last month's 
Account 121 

6 To The Honourable 
United Company's 
Cash, for part of 
the Mint August 

balance 281 

17 To The Honble United 
Company's Cash, 
paid for 4000 



30 th . By Ballanee carried 
to next month's 
Account 4402 



Ch 



4402 



w 



Errors Excepted 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17 k^ 



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Diary and Consultation Book, 17 U3 173 

FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 17 k3 

Sent by Palamar to Tellicherry a General Letter of this date. 

Dispatched Peons for Maddepollam with a Supply of Madrass Pagodas & a 
General Letter of this date. 

Sail'd Ship Morton William Millikin for Maddepollam with a Supply of Packing 
Stuff & a General Letter dated yesterday. 

Saild the Betsy Soooner, Faekeerah Tandel for Fort S'. David. 

Arrived Brigantine Essex William Durham from Ingeram, last from Vizaga- 
patam bringing Bales & a General Letter of the 25 th . August from the former place 
& from the latter a General Letter of the 23 d . Ultimo. 

Sail'd Ship Galatea, William Tullie for Acheen. 



At a Consultation 
Present 
Kiciiakd Benyon EsoA Gov". Presid 1 . Thuksday 

Nicolas Morse. John Hindu. the 13 th . 

Randall Fowke. Thomas Eyre. 

Edward Harris. William Johnson. 

John Savage. 

La9t Consultation read and Signed. 

General Letter N°. 95 read from W. Faunders &c*. Council at Vizagapatam of Letter from 
the 23 d . September, advising of their having supplied the Essex Brigantine that was Monm/ am 
drove thither with what she wanted and inclosing their Monthly Accounts for August. Aocount8 ' 

Agreed that the following Advances be made out of Cash, Viz*. Advances to 

Two thousand, 2000 Pagodas to Ponapah Chitty & Jjj*^ * 

One thousand, 1000, to Molinga Kistaa On Account of Goods Drought in by them and Kfetnaon 

Two thousand, 2000 Pagodas to Atty Putty Comrapah & Rangomar Eangapa Chitty aoot - of 

to provide Redwood. * Goods 

to Rangomar 
Rangapa 
Chitty &ot. 
o/i Aoo*. of 
Redwood. 

Agreed that Richard Mosely & Will 1 ". Jackson two very disorderly Soldiers in Two 
this Garrison be sent to the West Coast on the Brillant, which Vessel being near soiditraYent 
ready for her dispatch, a draught of a Letter to go by her is now read & Approved, to the west 

Coast on the 
Brillant. 



It being common for the Company's Vesssls Dispatched at this Season for the That Vessel 
West Coast to fall in with it to the Northward ; It's agreed to order the Master of ?^J Jj ^' 
the Brillant if he apprehends no danger from it, to call in at Moco Moco, and deliver Mooo & 
the Resident there what part he may want for the Slaves Cloathing, Consigned to cioaVhingY/ 8 

Fort Marlbro. neowsary. 

The Princess Augusta being almost ready for sailing to the Bay it's agreed to Prince 8 " 
Dispatch her this Evening, & a Letter to go by her with the Instructions to Captain dispatch'dto 
Goring resolved on last Consultation and also his Dispatch are now Read and signed. the B w- 

Ordered that a Supply of Stationary Ware be sent to Vizagapatam on the ^j^roS t0 
Essex Brigantine that will Sail for that Port in a day or two. vizsganatam. 

Rich d . Benyon. 
Nic : Morse. 
John Hinde. 
Randall Fowke. 
Tho : Eyre. 
Edw d . Harrjs. 
W M . Johnson 
Jn 0, Savage. 
1743—44 



174 



Records of Fort St. George 



17 



FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 17k3— 

Sail'd the Honble Company's Ship Princess Augusta Cap*. George Goring for 
Bengali with Cotton and a General Letter dated yesterday. 

SaiPd Brigantine Essex William Durham for Vizagapatam with a General 
Letter dated yesterday & a Supply of Stationary Ware. 

Sail'd the Honble Company's Brig ne . Brillant. R. Somerville Gay for the West 
Coast with a Supply of Stores for the Coast and General Letters to Fort Marlborough 
and Moco Moco, dated yesterday. 

Arrived Ensign William De Morgan from Fort S*. David. 



At a Consultation 



T resent 



Monday 

THE 17 TB 



An Ensign's 
ComisBion 
given W", 
de Morgan. 

Money 
adranc'd 
Tremungalom 
Comrapa on 
ace*, of 
Goods. 

5000 more 
M' s . Pags. 
sent overland 
to Mada- 
pollam 
& 
6000 more 
ord d . thither 
from 
Vizagapatam. 

Directions 
to the 
Northern 
Settlements 
about 

Conveyances 
for their 
Cloths in 
December 
& 

about their 
Indents for 
Paoking 
Btuff 



Letter to 
Bengal via 
VizagapataiE. 



Byern's 
Creditors 



Richard Benyon 
Nicolas Morse. 
Randall Fowke. 
Edward Harris. 



Gcvern r . President. 
John Hinde. 
Thomas Evre. 
William Johnson. 



ABsigni 
Mr. Be 



John Savage. 
Last Consultation read and Signed. 

Ordered that a Commission be drawn out of this date. Appointing M r . William 
De Morgan an Ensign in this Garrison. 

Agreed that Three thousand 3000 Pagodas be advanced Tremungalam Comrapa 
on Account of Goods brought in. 



M 1 '. Hallyburton being in want of Money at Maddepollam it's agreed to send 
him the other Five thoiisand 5000 Mairass Pagodas as resolved on the 3 d . instant, 
by another dispatch of Peons on Friday next. And at the same time to order the 
Gentlemen at Vizagapatam to send him Five thousand 5000 more from thence if 
they have not already complied in full with our Orders of the 12 th . July last. 

The Board not knowing what Conveyances the Gentlemen at our Northern 
Settlements may depend upon for bringing their Cloths hither in December, nor 
doubting but Vizagapatam River will furnish the Sufficient it's agreed to direct the 
Gentlemen there to enter into a Correspondence with those at Ingeram & Madde- 
pollam on that Subject, and concert with them the best means of Conveying their 
Bales hither as early as possible after the 5 th * of Dec r . 

The better to enable us to form our yearly Wareh . Indent to the Bay, it's 
agreed to direct our Gentlemen to the Northward to make their Indents to us yearly 
in December or January for the Goods for Packing they may want from hence for 
the following year. 

Agreed to advise the Gentlemen in the Bay by the way of Vizagapatam of our 
having dispatched the Princess Augusta to them & to transmit them Duplicate of our 
Advices by her. 

Richard Benyon Esq r . acquaints the Board that the Creditors of Captain John 
Byers had this morning had a meeting on occasion of his being about to leave the 
Chair, and made Choice of M r . Morse to Act as their Assignee in his Stead with 
regard to the Money's deposited in the Company's Cash the 21 st . May 1741 and 1 st . 
of December 174'i, & all other matters respecting that trust. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17 'ij.8 175 

• FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 17 h3 

The Accountant in compliance with the 60 th . paragraph of Our Honbb Masters Xho Aooo*. o 

Commands of the 4 th . February last, lays before the Board as entered hereafter the sa)"y So*. 

Arrears of Salary and other Allowances to be repaid by Mess 1 ' 3 . Hollond Goddard & i0 Prepaid 

Samuel Greenhaugh which the Secretary is ordered to demand. a y <ward* 



The Justices appointed to the Registry of Houses remark to the Board that one The Justices 
great & principal end proposed by the establishing that Registry in 1735 was to to the" 
prevent the Moors purchasing too much in the Black Town, and that in prosecution ? egi6try t ° t ^ 
of such purpose the Said Justices had made it a Rule to themselves not to Register choultry 
any Bills of Sale or Couveyances to Moormen without the particular leave of the ™t to register 
Board notwithstanding Which Caution they find themselves obliged to apply for the Mortgages to 
opinion and directions of the Board upon a method Several Moormen have lately MoormerL - 
endeavoured to put in practice to evade the prohibition laid against them in the 
intintion of the said Registry, who finding they must not appear as the Purchasers 
procure Some of the Malabars or Gentues to buy Houses for them in their own 
Names, after which the Conveyances are entered in the Registry without auy Objec- 
tion, and then the Moormen under pretence of having lent Money on the Premisses 
specified in Such Conveyances bring their Mortgages to be registered and by that 
means possess and inhabit as uninterruptedly as if the Original Titles were made to 
themselves. A practice to which if some stop is not put, that end proposed by the 
Establishment of the Registry will be soon disconcerted and rendered of no Effect. 
The Board being sensible of the many inconveniencies that may arise to the place by 
not discouraging Such practices it's agreed and ordered that the Justices do not 
attest or permit auy Mortgages of the Mature of those above described or of a like 
Tendency to be registered. 

Rich". Benyon. 

Nic : Moese. 

John Hinde. 

Ramdall Fowke. 

Tho : Eyee. 

Edw d . Habeis. 

W*. Johnson. 

Jn°. Savage. 



Aeeeaes of salary and other Allowances to be repaid by Messieurs Holland 
Goddard and Samuel Greenhaugh in Compliance with the b0 th . Paragraph of the 
General Letter from England dated the 4 th . February 1742. 

Holland Goddaed Sen r . Merch'. 

From the 11*. 1740 v ... "lis 6 Months 8 Days. 

To . . . 19 th . March 1740/41 J J 

His salary at £ 40 t Annua;, for that 

time is ... 4(5 19 9 

Allowances of Oil &o t . at fanams 23. 25 

V Month 4 2 6 

50 17 15[s«] 

Samuel Gbeenhatjgh Factor. 
From 22 d . February 1740/ [1 | ig 10 Montiia 2 8 days. 



To 20 th . January 1741/42 

From 9 Juno 1742 "lj 9 Months 21 days. 

To 19 March 1742/43 J 



In all 20 Months 19 days 



Carried Over ... 50 17 15 



17b 



Record* of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 17US- 

Brought Over ... 
His salary at £ J 5 "9 Annum, for that 

57 11 26 

13 13 — 



50 17 15 



time is 
Allowances of Oil at fanams 23. 25 Cash '[>■ 
Month 



Foet S T . George 
17 th October 1743. 



70 24 26 

Pagod*. 121 5 41 



Errors Excepted 

> Eandall Fowke. 
Accomptant. 



Sent by Peons General Letters of this date to Vizagapatam, Ingeram & Madde- 
pollam & Bengali, this last to be forwarded from Vizagapatam. 



Thursday 
Ihe 27 th . 



Angus! 
Journal 
Parcels read. 

Monthly 
Access, of 
Bept r . read . 



At a Consultation 
Present 
Richard Benton Esq*. Govern". President. 
Nicolas Morse. John Hinde. 

Bakdall Eowke. Thomas Eyre. 
Edward Harris. 

John Savage. 

M E . Johnson indisposed. 
Last Consultation read and Signed. 
The Accountant reads the Journal Parcels for the month of August. 

Bandall Fowke Sea Customer reads that Aceo*. for last month, Viz'. 



Custom on Goods 
Custom on Grain 
Anchorage 



P. 2575 20 40 
16 1 64 
92 — — 



P. 2683 22 24. 



ballance due from him Six thousand one hundred & forty nine Pagodas thirty one, 
fanams & thirty two Cash 6149. 31. 32, of which he pays in Three thousand one 
hundred & Sixty 3160, Pagodas. 

Thomas Eyre Paymaster reads that account for last month Viz'. 

Charges Garrison 

Charges Diet 

Charges Cattle 

Fort Marlborough 

Charges Extraordinary , 

Charges Hospital 

Black Town Wall 

Nabob's Expences 

Charges General 

Repairs of Fortifications 

4812 7 

ballance due to him Two hundred eighty Seven Pagodas twenty five fanams and 
twenty Cash 287. 25. 20, which is now paid him, and two thousand five hundred 
Pagodas more advanced him for the Charges of the running month. 



2543 


5 


24 


583 


.2 


— 


66 


24 


— 


26 


26 


— 


96 


2 


60 


53 


35 


60 


109 


16 


70 


300 


35 


50 


975 


7 


61 


56 


21 


15 






Diary and Consultation Book, 17Jf3 177 

FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 17 hS 

The particulars of the Extraordinary Expence in his Account are entered tisExtraT. 
hereafter. Ex P enoe - 

Edward Harris Land Customer reads that Account for last month Viz'. I ,' and 

Customer's. 

Choultry Customs P. 413 25 48 

Registring Slaves ... ... 14 — 

P. 414 29 48, 

bal ce . due from him four hundred and two Pagodas three fanains and forty eight 
Cash 402.3.48, which lie now pays in. 

The Secretary pays in One hundred twenty one Pagodas five fanams & forty The Amount 
one Cash 121. 5. 41, the amount of the Salary and Allowances to be repaid by ^refunded 
Mess r9 . Hollond Goddard & Samuel Greenhaugh as by the Account intered after by Messrs, 
last Consultatioa, which Sum is carried to the Credit of Charges General. G?eenhau & h 

paid in. 

M r . Norris having pursuant to our order attended the Survey of the Company's surrey of the 
Old Garden delivers in his report thereof as now read and entered hereafter upon £ 0, yy's on 
which the Secretary acquainted the Board that in further discoursing Permall reported. 
concerning the said Garden the latter had told him that if the President and Council 
thought fit to grant him the Earm, it was his firm resolution immediately to Set 
about putting it into the best order and repair by planting near Eifteen hundred 
New Trees, making two New "VVells, cleansing those which are there already and ^"uesteTb 
the Tanks & mending the Fences, the expence of which must be very considerable, the person 
and which when the Board had considered as well as that he should reap uo benefit Jf^™ 8 to 
from any of the New Trees under five years, and that those now in the Garden will 
yearly decay, he hoped they would be induced to renew the Grant to him for five 
years longer on the Same terms, if he should request it ; He desired the Secretary also w hioh 
to add a further request to the Board which was that the Grant might be made to one 
Eavenapah for whose due and full performance of his Covenants he, Permall would which are 
enter into a Security Bond, but as his reasons for making this request were such e rimted - 
as concerned himself only, to know, he hoped to be excused dellaring (sic) them. The 
Board looking upon the first request as reasonable and seeing no material objections 
to the other agreed to compiy with them and ordered a Cowls to be drawn comforma- o^to'Ve 
ble thereto against next Consultation, together with a Security Bond to be executed drawn out 
by the said Permall. accordingly. 

The Board then taking into consideration what the Gentlemen at S 4 . David's Answer to 
lately wrote us concerning the Fausebray it's agreed that though we cannot without David's 
concern observe so large a Sum as near Three thousand Pagodas is yet wanting to about the 
finish that Work we are reduced to a further necessity of consenting to it. but as charge of the 
for what they propose about making the Southwest Angle like the others, it's Fauseiray 

1 j 1 i. i-l 4._ i.-ll n„- TJ „ = U1„ ii/I„„i 1 U- 1 & 

making the 
So. West 

than it appears to us at present. the others. 

Agreed to transmit to the Gentlemen of Eort S*. David a Copy of the 64 th . 
Paragraph of the Gen 1 . Letter from England of the 4' . February last, concerning 
M r . Graham in Order to his Answer. Mr Graham 

sent thither. 

Eich d . Benton. 
Nic: Morse. 
John Uinde. 
Eandall Fowke. 
Tho : Eyrb. 
Edw d . Harris. 
W M . Johnson. 
Jis°. Savage. 
1743-45 



to suspend our consent thereto till Our Honble Masters pleasure be known 
upon it, or some intervening Circumstances shall make it more immediately necessary 



ParS. from 
England 
eapecting 



1 78 Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 17 h3 

TO THE HONBLE RlCHARD BeNYON EsQ, r . 

President and Governour &c t . Council of Fort S t . George. 
Honble Sir & Sirs 

In obedience to your Honour's &c a . Commands I have been to Survey the 
Company's large Garden Accompany'd by the proper Persons, and find the whole 
except where the Coco Nutt Trees Grow, Cultivated with Brill Jolls, Yams and 
other like Vegetables, there are four Tanks the Brickwork whereof is much decay'd 
the through repairing of which & raising the Conveniencys for drawing the Water, 
will I am Inform'd Amount to the Sum of one hundred and ten Pagodas on \sie\ 
thereabouts, the Water of the Wells whereof there are three is Brackish, Oecasion'd 
by the Saltsprings breaking in, I believe there are about eight, hundred Coco Nutt 
trees little more than half whereof are good, the rest of the Trees are Palmeiras, 
Guavers, Mango and Tamarind, many of which are thr6 long neglect become of 
little value, the Building penting the Entrance formerly a Billiard Boom is some- 
thing decay'd but the Beams and other Roof Timbers Seem very good, The Pence in 
some Places is broke down but more especially towards the Road where it wants the 
Greatest Repair, I am with the utmost respect. 

Port S t . George Honble Sir & Sirs 

5 th . October 1743. Your most Obedient humble serv ts . 

Charles Savagk Norris. 

The Particulars of the Extraordinary Expence in the Paymaster's Account 
for the Month of September, arise as follow. 



5 


12 — 


10 


— — 


11 


14 — 



Chaeges Gaekison 
Pay to one Ensign, & 40 Europeans 
Supernum ry . arriv'd on Ships Exeter 

andHeatheote Pa. 110 

Pay to M r . Sheaf Surgeon's Mate for 20 

days , 10 

FOUT MiBLBBOUGH 

Paid John Erick Surg ns . Mate for 24 

days at 10 Doll ¥ M°. 

Allowance to Raja CWadeen & Servants. 
Dieting 10 Coffree Slaves At P. 1. 5 each. 

Chaeges Extkaoedinaey 

Dieting two Choultry Prisoners 1 24 — 

Ditto to William Vamploy a Lunatiek 

Soldier ... 2 — — 

Pay to Mess 13 . Jones, Golightly & Sloper 

Monthly Writers 30 — — 

D°. to a Portuguce Writer Assisting the 

Secretary 5 — — 

Paid Bernard Cook Centinel, to Serve 

another 5 years ... ... ... 5 — — 

Paid a Peon bringing a Present of Birds 

&c a — 8 — 

Beetlenufc on Chumboodoss's Visits, the 

Governour ... ... ... ... — 5 — 

Provisions Sent to Meerja Hussen Ally 

beck of Injeram on a Visit to the 

Governour 52 1 60 



120 4 — 



Black Town Wall 

Materials & Cooly Rais B . the Curtain on 

the Sea Side 109 16 70 

Carried Over ... 352 13 50 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17I/.3 179 



FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 17 US 

Brought Over ... 852 13 50 
Nabobs Expences 

Paid them as 'f that Book of Disburse- 
ments ... 300 35 50 

Chakges General 

Paid the Storekeepers Note for Stationary 

Supplied the Several Offices ... 391 7 26 

Paid ths Scavinger's Duty for the 
Company's B lildings for One Year to 
the 31st Ultimo ' 24 — — 



Repairs of Fortifications 

Fort Lodgings Cleaning & Repairing . . . 
Garden House & Outhouses d°. 

Carpenter's Yard 

Horse Stable Repairing the Grooms 

Lodge & Terasses 

Import Warehouse Godown Stoppe. 

L'racks in the Terass 
Soldiers Barracks d°. 

Sea Gate Scales Mending 

Making Boards for Advertisements at the 

Gates 

Mending Locks & Keys 

Opening & Repacking Treasure Chests ... 
Repairing the Company's Butecks 



20 


14 


60 


22 


29 


5 


— 


22 


40 


6 


21 


50 


1 


10 


20 


— 


22 


40 


— 


28 


60 


1 


11 


60 


— 


7 


60 


— 


9 


20 


1 


2i 


— 



415 7 26 



56 21 15 
Pag 8 . 1125 5 61 



Sent by Peons to Fort S*. David a General Letter of this date. 27 

Received by Peons from Fort S*. David a General Letter of the 22 d . instant. — 



At a Consultation Monday 

Present THE 31ST - 

Richard Ben yon Esq/. Gov". Preside 
Nicolas Morse. John Hinde. 

Randall Fowke. Thomas Eyre. 

Edward Harris. William Johnson. 

John Savage. 
Last Consultation read & Signed. ^rt8t from 

David. ' 

General Letter N°. 96 from the Deputy Governour and Council of Fort S*. Monthly 

David of the 22 d . Inst*, read, inclosing their Monthly Papers for August & Cash Papers. 

Account for last month, and Advising of the departure of the Phoenix from Pondi- BaXfor ip 

cherry for France with the particulars of her Cargo. France. 

Agreed to transmit to Fort S*. David Copies of the Company's Bill against Comp/eBii! 
M r . Burton and his Answer directing the Gentlemen there to Send us any remarks M* l B^ rt0I1 
that may occur to them to make thereon, for the Setting that Affair in the clearest & ti* Anew'. 

J . ~ . ° sent to 

light to Our Honble Masters. s*. David's. 

Nicolas Morse Import Warehous 'keeper reads that Account for last month Monthly 
ballance due from him Two thousand Seven hundred ninety two Pagodas twenty one for Sept*, 
fanams and forty Six Cash 2792. 21. 46, which is carried forward, and he now read - 



180 



Records of Fort St. George 



Expo. 

War'eh". 

keeper's 



Storekeeper*: 



Eents paii 
in of the 
Betle & 
Tobacco 
Farm 



FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1743 

Nicolas Morse Export Warehousekeeper reads that Account for test month, 
ballance due from him seven hundred eighty four Pagodas one fanatn and seventy- 
Cash 784. ]. 70, which is carried forward. 

William Johnson Storekeeper reads that Account for last month, ballance due 
from him Thirteen hundred eighty one Pagodas thirty three fanams and seventy 
two Cash 1381. 3,3. 72, of which he pays in One thousand 1000 Pagodas. 

Trivitee Sashachilum and Subramoney Chitty Beetle and Tobacco Farmers pay 
in eight hundred thirty Three Pagodas twelve fanams 833. 12. for one month's 
rent due the 5 th . instant. 



Arrack & 

Wine. 

Licence. 

Cowle sign'd 
for the 
Compy's Old 
Garden let 
to KareDapab 

on 
Permall's 
Security. 



Ahmud Cawn Taran and Hajeejee Cawn Taran Farmers of the Arrack and 
Wine Licence pay in three hundred and thirty five 335, Pagodas for one month's 
rent due the 5 th . instant. 

A Cowle for the Farm of the Company's Old Garden, drawn conformable to 
order of last Consultation and dated tomorrow, read and Signed by the Board on one 
part, and delivered to Bavenapah, who now executes the other part ; The Secretary 
at the same time delivering in Permall's Security Bond for the said Bavenapah 
which is deposited in the Cash Chest. 

Bich d . Benton. 

Nic : Morse. 

John Hinde. 

Band all Fowke. 

Tho : Eyre. 

Edw d . Harris. 

W M . Johnson. 

Jn°. Savage. 



[Novem- 
ber] . 

1 



Sent by Peons to Fort S*. David a General Letter of this date. 



Beceived by Peons General Letters 
From Vizagapatam of the 13 th . "] 
From Ingeram of the 19 th . !> 

From Maddepollam of the 24 th . J 
From Fort S*. David, of the 4 th . instant 



Ultimo, and 



Monday 

THE 7™. 



Letters from 

Viz;'gap«t«m 
Mr. Frinoe 
arrives there, 
a Nabob 
forces 1000 
Teak Timbers 
on him. 
differences 
arising 
among the 
Rajahs. 
Monthly 
Papers. 



At a Consultation 
Present 
Richard Benyon Esq*. Gov\ President. 
Nicolas Morse, John Hinde. 

Bandall Fowke. Thomas Eyre. 

Edward Harris. William Johnson. 

John Savage. 

Last Consultation read & Signed. 

General Letters read Viz'. 

N°. 97 from the Chief and Council of Vizagapatam of the 13 th . "Ultimo advising 
M r . Prince's arrival there, that the Nabob of Bajahnmndrum had been very trouble- 
some to the Ingeram Merchants and obliged M r . Prince to take off One thousand 
Teak Timbers intimating their Apprehensions of their Investment being impeded 
by differences arising between some of their Neighbouring Bajahs and inclosing 
their monthly Papers for September. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17/f3 181 

FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 17 hB 

N°. 98 from M 1 '. Saunders Resid' at Ingerain of the 19 th . October, advising ^seram. 

his arrival there inclosing the Monthly Accounts of that Residency for September papers. 3 

and an Indent for Wares & Stores wanting there. M r ; Saunders 

Indent for 
Wares & 
Stores. 

N°. 99 from M r . Hallyburton at Maddepollam of the 24 th . Ultimo inclosing ^£> 1Iam 
his Monthly Accounts for September. papers. 7 

N°. 100 from the Deputy Govern 1 , and Council of Fort S b . David of the 4 th . Forts*, 
instant, in answer to what we wrote them the 27 th . Ultimo about their Fausebray, a wthe 
advising of their being obliged to Set up Palmera Rails to prevent accidents by Fataebrai/ 
People falling into the Ditch, describing the Situation of the Sloop Carolina and Rails set up. 
proposing the breaking her up as they judge it impossible to get her into the Sea ; ^^ 
& containing M r . Graham's proposal for complying with the Compy's commands ^ ^ e gh ^ t n ** t 
respecting him. it's propos'd ' 

to break 

her up. 

MX Graham's 

Answr. to the 

Corny 's Para 

concerning 

him. 

The President reads the Cash Account for last month ballance remaining now October Cash 
compared with the Cash Chests Sixty nine thousand eight hundred twenty eight Moot - read - 
Current Pagodas twenty eight fanams and two Cash 69828. 28. 2, and four hundred 
and two 402, Madrass Pagodas. 

Agreed that Two thousand 2000 Pagodas be advanced the Paymaster towards Money 
defraying the Charges of this month. r^t*' 

Agreed also that the following advances be made to the following Mei chants Advances on 

on Account of Goods Severally brought in by them Viz'. iZ'swUo 

To Teremungalum Comrapa, Ooe thousand Pagodas, 1000 ^l™Tt l ° m 

To Molinga Kistna One thousand 1000 & Molilaga* 

To Ponapa Chitty One thousand 1000 Kistna & 

Ponapa 
Chittee. 

Berry Timapa & Gaunapa Moodelaire Farmers of the Paddy Fields and Salt R™tsof the 
Pans, pay in Seven hundred and ten 710 Pagodas for one Year's rent of that Cowle l^fi. p ^ n e 8 ld9 
due the 22 d . May last. P aid in - 

The President reads the Mint Acco ts . Current for the months of September and Town Mint 
October, ballance due thereon, One hundred and nine Madrass Pagodas twenty ^t^ read . 
fanams and fifty five Cash 109. 20. 55, which he now pays in. 

He also produces the Accounts of the Coinage at the Chindadree Petta Mint p^,*^ 
from October 1742, inclusive to the 31 st . of last month the ballances appearing due Accounts read 
therefrom being Arcot Rupees Eighty Seven thousand five hundred eighty nine, and & 

eight Anaes 875b'-9. 8, & One hundred thirty three Current Pagodas twenty fanams 
and twenty five Cash 138. 20. 2b both which are carried forward. 

It appears by the Account of Coinage of the Arcot Rupees, that the Custom Remarked on . 
brought to the Company's Credit is Arcot Rupees 8270. 6.— That the Custom on 
the Coinage of Gold Mohurs, 

amounts to Pag 9 . 120 11 5 

From which, the amount of the Mint charges 
for Coining both Gold and Silver being 
deduo" 286 26 60 



There remains the ball 09 , abovemention'd of ... P. 133 20 25 
1743 — 16 



182 



Records of Fort St. 



Bale for 
bringing 



Jleeers. 
Banks & 
Pybus paid 
their Salary 
&ct. from " 
their 

Arrival at 
Vizagapatar 



FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 11 'A3 

The President also delivers in another Account as entered hereafter containing 
the Nett produce of One hundred and fourteen Chests of Silver coined into Arcot 
Rupees, And how much the same would have produced if Coined into Madrass Ru- 
pees, by which it appears that there is a gain to the Company of Current Rupees 
40706. 5. 7, exclusive of the Custom And inclusive of the Custom of Current 
Rupees 4bl 44. 4. 0. 

Agreed and ordeeed that the Revenue arising from the Coinage of Arcot Rupees 
be kept under the Head of Chindadre Pettah Mint, till it amounts to the Sum of 
Twenty two thousand, 22,000, Rupees, then to be carried to that of Durbar Charges 
and afterwards to Rents & Revenues in the Same manner as the produce of our 
Town Mint. 

Mess". Banks & Pybus two Covenanted Servants who were landed from the 
Montfort at Vizagapatam and arrived here on the Essex Hrigant ne . the 9 lh . Ultimo, 
represent to the Board that by the accident of that Ship's not touching here they 
had been put to an extraordinary Charge for their subsistanee whilst at Vizaga- 
patam, where they arrived the 30 th . June as well as in providing for their Passage 
hither which they prayed the Board to consider, as also how far they might be 
prejudiced in their Standing by an Accident which they could noways help. The 
Board having considered the Case of these young Gentlemen & beleiving from the 
Company's Orders respecting the Military Officers intended hither on the Wilming- 
ton in case of that Ship's passing by this place, that they did not intend their 
Servants should be prejudiced by Such an Accident, it was agreed and ordered that 
the Paymaster do pay these Gentlemen Fifteen Pagodas each for their chargeB in 
coming hither that their Diet and other Allowances be made good to them from the 
1 st . July last, and that their Salary from that time to the 25 th . September when the 
next Salary warrant commences be paid them out of Cash. 

Rich". Benton. 
Nic: Morse. 
John Hinde. 
Randall Powke. 
Tho: Eyre. 
Edw d . Haebis. 
W M . Johnson. 
Jn°. Savage. 



Account Coinage of 114 Chests of Treasure into Arcot Rupees in the Madrass Mint on the 
Honourable Company's Account . . Anno 1743. 



oz. dw*. 

6. 5. making Standard 



114 Chests P*g- 33185. 

2| W Cent is Arcot Rupee Matt. 

or Arcot. Rupees 
Custom to the Company at 1 V Cent 
Coinage at 17J V Mille 

Moor's Mosque at il^ ^ 

Kistnagie runtaloo at $ J 



11)8. oz, dwt. 

d ... 31582. 7. 4. at 

lb». oz. dwt. 
... 30714 — 19 


1,007,019 


... 5035 1 — 




... 17622 13 — 




... 1007 — — 






23664 14 — 




Nett Arcot Rupees 


983354 2 — 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17A3 



183 



FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 171+$ 

The Above Silver will produce Madras9 Rupees Viz*. 

lbs. ozs. dw*. lb. ozs dw*. 

Sfcand d . Silver 31582. 7, 4 at 7\ V Cent, is M 6S . E s . Matt 29292. 10. 7 or 



M B ". Rup 8 

Coinage at \\ V Cent 



Nett Madrass Eupee8 



942608 5 — 
14139 2 — 

928469 3 — 



Areot Rupees 983354. 2. — at 8 °& Cent makes Current Rupees 
Madrass Rupees 928469. 3.— at 10 1? Cent makes Current Rupees 

Difference .. 
Custom on the Arcot Rupees as above 5035. 1. — ® 8 f 1 Cent 

Profit to the Company by the Above Coinage Curr*. Rupees 



1,062,022 7 3 

1,021,316 1 8 

40706 5 7 

5437 14 11 



46144 



184 



Records of Fort St. George 



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186 



Records of Fort St. George 



■ FOET ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 11 hS 

Beceived by Peons from Vizagapatam a General Letter of the 17' 
accompanying the Sumatra's Packet from the West Coast. 



Ultimo, 



Monday 
the 14 th , 



Letters from 
Vizagapatam. 

Sumatra 
arrives there 
from the 
"West Coast. 
The Capt. 
purposed to 
proceed for 
the Bay 

West Coast 
Occurrences 
there. 



The Sumatra 
ord<*. up 
hither & to 
bring up 
Northern 
Bales. 

Request to 
the Bay to 
return her 
with a fall 
Loding of 
Patoharee- 
fiice for the 
West Coast. 
Indent to 
the Bay for 
West Coast 
Stores. 



At a Consultation 
Present 
Eichaed Ben yon EsoA Gov". Presid 1 . 
Nicolas Mouse. John Hinde. 

Randall Powke. Thomas Eyre. 

William Johnson 
John Savage. 
M K . Harris indisposed. 
Last Consultation read and Signed. 
General Letters read Viz 4 . 

N°. 101, from the Chief and Council of Vizagapatam of the 17 th . Ultimo, 
advising the Sumatra's putting in there the 13 th , from the West Coast, and that the 
Captain of her purposed to proceed for the Bay as soon as her Leak could be Stopped, 
and accompanying the Packet by her from thence, containing, 



N°. 102, from the Deputy Governour and Council of Port Marlborough dated 
the 18 th . August last, Advising their Transactions in the Honble Company's Affiairs 
to that time, and inclosing the several papers mentioned in the List entered after 
the Said Letter. 

The Season of the Year being considered it's agreed to order the Sumatra up 
hither as soon as possible after the 5 th . of next month as she may earn somewhat by 
bringing up the Northern Bales and get to Bengali from hence very near as Soon as 
if she were to put for it at this time from Vizagapatam. 

But it being possible that the Captain in compliance with hi3 Sailing Orders 
from the W*. Coast may have left Vizagapatam before these our orders reach him, 
It's agreed to desire the Gentlemen in Bengali by the way of Vizagapatam to return 
her hither with a full loading of Patcharee Eiee for the West Coast which we 
observe is much wanted there; And that they will get ready against we return her 
to them such part of the West Coast Indent as is procurable in the Bay agreabie to 
an Extract thereof now sent them. 



Further 
Information 
to be tent 
hither 
concerning 
The Timbers 
foroed on 
IK. Prince 

Treatmsnt 
of Mr. Pitt 
at Upparra. 



The Complaint in the Vizagapatam Letter of the 13 th . October of the Impositions 
of the Nabob of Pajahmundrum falling then under consideration, it's agreed to 
suspend our Instances with the Governing Powers till we are more particularly 
inform'd from Vizagapatam of the Quality of and the Loss that may probably be 
sustain'd by the Timbers forced on M r . Prince, reminding the Gentlemen there also 
of their promise to send us the fullest Authorities concerning the treatment of 
M r . Pitt at Upparra. 



Timbers 
bought of 
M r . Stratton. 
Kstiroate of 
Repiiirs &ot. 
wanting at 
Vizngapatnm 
ord*. to be 
eent up. 



The Gentlemen at Vizagapatam representing the Timbers mentioned in their 
Letter of the 30 th . August to serve a very necessary purpose, it's agreed to permit 
them to purchase them of M*. Stratton if they think them reasonable, and to direct 
them to send us an Estimate of what the building a Powder Magazine and Guard 
Eoom & other necessary Eepairs to their Fortifications will amount to. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17J/.3 187 

FORI 1 ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 17 k3 

Nicolas Morse Import Warehoused, pays in Five thousand 5000 Pagodas in Money paid 

further part for Silver Sold. ' £/»* Silver 

What the Gentlemen at Fort S'. David wrote us the 4 th . instant concerning the Directors 

Sloop Carolina and her situation, having beeu shewed to some Persons esteemed David's 8 *' 

pretty good Judges of such matters, they not only declare it as their opinion that *t>out getting 

the getting the Sloop into the Sea from where she lyes is practicable, but give in om^1 p 

also a Plan of the Method whereby they think it may be effected, which appearing into the Sea. 
to the Board plausible, and the charge computed within One hundred Pagodas : It's 
agreed to transmit it to Fort S'. ])avid in order to it's being put in practice. 

The Gentlemen at S 4 . David's having in one of their late Letters represented Repairs at 

the necessity of some repairs to the Buildings at Cuddalore and Tevenepatam which Teve^patam 

they compute will cost about Three hundred Pagodas, it's agreed to permit them to permitted 

be set about. about. 

Purposing to give one of Our Hofible Masters Ships that come hither to fill up Forts* 

in December the earliest dispatch possible it's agreed to direct the Gentlemen at Merobts. 

S*. David's to transmit us their Merchants Accounts for England closed to the last annual 
of this month. 



Rich d . Benton. 


Accounts to 
be aent up 
- closed to the 
30tK Novem 1 


Nic: Murse. 




John Hinde. 




Tho : Eyre. 




W M . Johnson, 




Jn°. Savage. 





Dispatched Peons to the Northward with General Letters of this date to Inge- 15 
ram, Vizagapatam & Bengali this last to be forwarded from Vizagapatam. 
Sent by Peons to Port S*. David a General Letter of this date. 

Beeeived by Peons from Maddepollam a General Lett'., of the 30 th . Ultimo. 18 

Received by Peons from Port S*. David a General Letter of the 15 th . instant. 20 

Received by Peons General Letters from Ingeram of the 6 th . & from Madde- 21 
j>ollam of the 9 th . instant. 



At a Consultation Monday 

the 21". 
Present 

Richard Benyon Esa u . Govern*. President. 

Nicolas Morse. John Hinde. 

Randall Powke. Thomas Eyre. 

Edward Harris. William Johnson. 
John Savage. 
Last Consultation read & Signed. 
General Letters read Viz 1 '. 



Letters from 
Madapallam. 



be first 5000 



N°. 103 and 104 both from M". Hallyburton at Maddepollam the first dated 

the 30 th . Ultimo, Advising his having received the Money sent him the 7 th . of that uX .™ 

month, and the Morton's being arrived at Coringo ; The other of the 9 th . instant p& * 

.advising the receipt of the Packing Stuff by the Morton. stuff. 



188 



Records of Fort St. George 



Ingeram 
Monthly 
Aocounts 
Request for 
lOOOOPaS. 

Fort St. 
David. 
Bemarhs on 
Mf. Burtons 
answer to the 
Compy'a 
BUI. 

Mr. Foxal 
delivers in 
6000 M»9. 
Par. 



Ootoher 
Acco* 3 . read 
Tig*. Sea 
Customer's 



Storekeeper's. 



f.000 Mss. 
Pag«. sent to 
Ingeram via 
Madapollam. 



Land Custo- 
mer's Ooto r . 
Account read. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 17 US 

N°. 105 from M r . Saunders Resident at Ingeram of the 6 th . instant, inclosing 
his Monthly Accounts for October and desiring a supply of Ten thousand, 10,000, 
Madrass Pagodas. 

N°. 106, from the Deputy Governour & Council of Port S fc . David of the 15 ,h . 
instant, containing their remarks on M r . Barton's Answer to the Company's Bill 
against him. 



M r . Foxall delivers in Six thousand 6000 Madrass Pagodas bought by him at 
Nine & a quarter & Cent Batta, and Six thousand Five hundred fifty five 6555 
Curr*. Pagodas the amount thereof is now paid him. 

Eandall Fowke Sea Customer reads that Acco'. for last month Viz'. 

Custom on Goods P. 2167 17 28 

Custom on Grain ... ... ... ... 60 — 16 

Anchorage ... ... ... 44 18 — 

■ P. 2271 35 44, 

ballance due from him Five thousand two hundred twenty two Pagodas thirty two 
fanams & Seventy Six Cash 5222. 32. 76, of which he pays in One thousand fifty 
one Pagodas seven fanams 1051. 7. 

William Johnson Storekeeper reads that Account for last mouth ballance due 
from him One thousand thirty three Pagodas one fanam & twenty seven Cash 
1033. 1. 27, of which he now pays in six hundred & fifty 650 Pagodas. 

Agreed to dispatch a party of Peons on Thursday next with five thousand 5000 
Madrass Pagodas to Maddepollam with orders to M r . Hallyburton to forward the 
Money to M r . Saunders at Ingeram, to whom it's purposed to send a further Supply 
of the like sum the same way some days after. 

Edward Harris Land Customer reads that Account for last month Yiz*. 

P. 291 33 29 

— 24 — 

P. 292 21 29, 



Choultry Customs 
Eegistring Slaves 



ballance due from him two hundred seventy nine Pagodas thirty one fanams & 
twenty nine Cash 279. 31. 29, which he now pays in. 

Rich*. Benton. 
Nic: Moese. 
John Hinde. 
Randall Fowke. 
Tho : Eyre. 
Edw d . Habbis. 
W M . Johnson. 
Jn°. Savage. 



25 



Dispatched Peons to Maddepollam with a Supply of 5000 W\ Pagodas for 
Ingeram & Gen 1 . Letters of this date for both Places. 

Received by Peons from Fort S*. David a General Letter of the 22 d . instant. 

Received by Peons from Vizagapatam a General Letter of the 8 th . and from 
Maddepollam of the 13 th . Instant. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17 U^ 



FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 17 US ■ 

At a Consultation 

Present 

Richard Bejnyon Esq*. Goveenoue President. Wednes- 

Nicolas Moese. John Hinde. . " AT THE 

3u TH . 
Eanbaij, Fowke. Thomas Eyee. 

Edwaed Hareis. William Johnson. 

John Savage. 
Last Consul tation read and Signed. 
General Letters read Viz'. 

N°. 107, from the Deputy Governour & Council of Fort S*. David of the 22 d . Letters read 
instant, accompanying their monthly Papers and consultations for last month. David Fort St ' 

N°. 108 from the Chief and Council of Vizagapatam of the 8 th . instant advising vizagapatam 
of the success Galley's falling in there in her way from Bombay to Bengali with laHey fails 
Treasure of the Companv's which they had taken ashore, and forwarded her Packet JP there from 
to the Bay. B ™ bay - 

N°. 109 from the Resident at Maddepollam of the 13 th . instant acknowledging Madapoiiam. 

the receipt of the Second supply we sent him of Five thousand Madrass Pagodas, ^y, 

and in Answer to what we wrote him about a Conveyance for his Bales and bis arrives there 
Indents for Packing Stuff. 

Nicolas Morse Kxport Warehousekeeper reads that Account for last month, Expo, ware- 

ballance due from him Eleven hundred Seventy Six Pagodas fourteen faname and o!ito«vAw*., 

four Cash 1176. 14. 4, which he now pays in And lead. 

Fifteen hundred Pagodas are advanced him for the Painters. Money 

advano'd for 
the Painters 



Nicolas Morse Import Warehousekeeper reads that Account for last month, i 
ballance du8 from him Eleven hundred forty Pagodas eighteen fanams & thirty five 



Wareho. 
Oetor. 



Cash 1140. 18. 35, which he now pays in, with Two thousand five hundred 2500 read. Money 
Pagodas in further part for Sil ver Sold. ££**? 

[for] silver 
sold. 

There having been a Bale of Cam bits brought hither from the West Coast by [A] Bale of 
the Princess Augusta in 1741, without Invoice, being said in the 37 th . Paragraph of fromtheVest 
the Letter from thence dated the 25' h . Juiy 174 J, to have been put on board the Coast to 
Edgehaston in England by mistake in the room of Kays for Siave3 Cloathing and of stoat to 
which we expected to have received before now some further account of what part Hngiwd. 
of India it was designed for, but as no mention has yet been made of it from Eng- 
land, the Import Warehousekeeper is Ordered to Credit Fort Marlborough P. 666. 
24. — for Forty Pieces measuring twelve hundred yards at Twenty f imams 5tj> Yard, 
and that we advise thereof in our next Letter to England th[atj it may be adjusted 
there. 

Thomas Eyre Paymaster reads that Account for last month Viz*. Paymaster's 

Ooto r . 

Charges Garrison ... .., ... ... 2486 24 59 Acoountrcad. 

Charges Diet ... 
Charges Cattle 

Fort Marlborough 

Charges Hospital 
Charges Extraordinary 

Black Town Wall 

Town Duty 
Nabob's Expeuees 
Charges General 
Repairs of Fortifications 



2486 


24 


59 


583 


12 


— 


66 


24 


— 


21 


16 


40 


53 


23 


40 


101 


6 


20 


162 


9 


42 


7 


4 


20 


245 


31 


40 


814 


4 


70 


50 


4 


20 



4592 17 31 



1743-48 



190 



Records of Fort St. George 



money 

adrane'd 

him. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 17 U3 

ballance due to him ninety two Pagodas seventeen fanams and thirty one Cash ; 
92. 17. 31 which is now paid him with two thousand five hundred 2500 
Pagodas more for the Charges of this month. 

HiaExtr'y. The particulars of the Extraordinary Expen.ce in his Account are entered 

Bxpence. hereafter. 

Money paid John Savage Eental General pays in Three hundred 300 Pagodas on Account of 

Sftt - Querents. 

Rents paid in Trivitee Sasachilum and Subramony Chitty Beetle and Tobacco Farmers pay in 

& Tobacco 16 Eight hundred thirty threejPagodas twelve fanams 833. 12. — for one month's rent 

& 



Fa 



due the 5 th . instant. 



Arracks Ahmud Cawn Taran and Hajeejee Cawn Taran Farmers of the Arrack and 

wine Licence -^ine licence pay in Three hundred thirty five 335 Pagodas for one Months rent due 
the 5 th . instant. 

M 1 '. Foxall delivers in Four thousand 4000 more Madrass Pagodas purchased at 
9i & Cent batta and four thousand three hundred and seventy 4370 Current 
Pagodas the Am[ount j thereof is now paid him 

Agreed to dispatch another' Party of Peons on Saturday next to Maddepollam 
wi'.h the Proposed further Supply oE Five thousand 5001) M ss . Pagodas for Ingeram. 



4000 mere 
Madss. Pags. 
deliv'd in @ 
91. 



50C0 Qjore 
ordered to 
Madapollam 
for Ingeiain. 

Choultry The long established pay to the Choultry Dubish of Eighty fanams %> Month, 

inc^eeV pay an( i an Exemption from Quitrent and Scavinger's duty on his House having been 
reduced some years since to Forty fanams ty Month, and that Exemption taken off : 
Hia House He has been obliged to Set up a School for the further support of himself and a 
from Quitrent numerous Family by which he is much hindered from giving the proper attendance 
&8caTinger' s at the Choultry, It's therefore agreed that he be paid according to the former 
u y ' Establishment, and that his Housj be Struck out of the Roll. 

Muctum Saib The President then acquainting the Board that Application had some time ago 

Mulkh'ex- 8 b een made to him to Procure an exemption from Quitrent and Scavinger's duty on a 

cused Quit- House and Garden belonging to Muctum Sahib the Nabob's Chief Mullah, It's agreed 

iseavinger's that he be giatiOed therein as the value is but a Pagoda and a quarter #" Annum, 

du, y- And he may be of more Service than equivalent. 



Nicolas Morse Import Warehousekeeper pays in Fourteen hundred thirty 
' one Pagodas twenty one fanams 1431. 21. — . in full for the Three hundred and 

fifty thousand, 350000 Rupees sold as ^> Consultations of 31 st . January & 10 th . and 
1]'\ February last. 

Tomby Chitty and his Partners pay in Five thousand 5000 Pagodas in further 
« y aTtof 0ney P art °* their f'ebt. As Molinga Kistna and Ponapa do each of them Four thousaud 
five hundred Sixty four Pagodas twenty Six fanams & eighteen Cash 4564. 26. 18. 
in further pait of their respective ballances. 

Petition of M rs . Katherine Gyfford read as entered hereafter Setting forth that 
by unavoidable Accidents and Misfortunes SLeis reduced to the want of aSubsistance 
& the necessity of praying some releif from the Honourable Company in whose 
Service she had lost a Father and Three Husbands. Besides that the Board are fully 
satisfied of M rs . Gyfford 's not having wherewith to Subsist on, it is observable that 
when She was not in such indigent Circumstances, She avoided putting the Company 
to an Expence of Twenty five 25 Pagodas a month which was offered her in May 
1721, & further that Our Honourable Masters were pleased not to disapprove the 
Allowances made to the other Unfortunate Anjengo Widows at that time, as well as 
that she is now here by their permission, It's agreed therefore to allow her Fifteen 
15 Pagodas a Month till their pleasure shall be knowu, & in our next Letters to 
beg the favour of their Orders how. to act hereafter in Cases of the like Nature. 



Money paid 
in full lor 
Rupees told 



Merchants 
pay 



Mrs. Gyfford 
petitions for 
sn Allowance. 



15 Pag*. 

^ Month 
crented her. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17 If 3 



191 



FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 17 U8 

Agreed that 500 Five hundred Pagodas more be Advanced the Committee Money advd. 
towards paying for houses and Gardens pulled down and destroyed And Houses*& 

Gardens 
palled down 



Three thousand 3000 Pagodas to Pouapa Chitty on Account of the Investment. 

Rich". Brnyon, 
Nic : Morse. 
John Hinde. 
Randall Eowke. 
Tho : Eyre. 
Edw d . Harris. 
W M . Johnson. 
Jn°. Savage. 



& to 

Ponapa 
Chitty on 
aeoo*. of the 
Investment. 



The Particulars of the Extraordinary Expenoe in the Pay Master's Account 
ior the Month of October 1743 arise as follow viz'. 

Charges Garrison 

Particular persons, Advance pay to two 
Surgeons Mates Order d in Consultation 
of the 22 d . Sep r . to William Lyon & 
John Sheaf e ® 15 ?' Month P. 30 — — 

Charges Extraordinary 

Dieting 4 Choultry Prisoners ... ... 1 26 — 

D°. To William Varaploy a Lunatick 

Soldier ' 2 — — 

D°. To John Oorris sent Prisoner from 

Madapollem 1 — — 

Allowance to Mess* 3 . Jones Golightly & 

Sloper Monthly Writers ® P. 10 each. 30 — — 
Ditto to a Portuguce Writer Assisting 

theSec r y. 5 — — 

Paid Bernard Cook Centinal to Relist for 

5 Years ... 5 — — 

Given Mersaibs Maldars with a Present 

to the Gov r . R s . 5 I 20 40 

Given Imaum Saib's Mauldars brings, a 

Letter 2 _ — 22 60 

Paid Boat hire bring 6 . 

A shore 21 Deserters from 

TrankoF — 10 — 

for their Diet & Sub- 

sistance 22 days ® f . 3 ea. 



fday 

D°. To 14 of them 8 days 

more d°. 
Cots for them . . .21. 


38 

9 
3 


18 

12 
18 




Paid Dieting two Soldiers 
W m . Jackson & John 
Alosely Criminals, sent 
to the West Coast 

Boatbire ... 


2 


18 
5 


— 2 23 — 




Carried over 



101 6 20 



131 



6 20 



192 Records of Fort Ht. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 17U3 

The Particulars of the Extraordinary Expence —cont. 

Brought Over ... 131 6 20 
Black Town Wall, Raisiug the Sea side 
Curtain and Covering tbe Guard Room at 

the Gate 162 9 42 

Town- Duty, Kepairing the Island Eoads. 7 4 20 

Nabobs Expencfs, paid them as f that 

Bouk of Disbursements ... ... ... 24t 81 40 

Charges General 
Befitting the State Palankeen, particnl". 

f the M cs . Account 192 9 60 

Befitting Horse Furniture, & New Cloths 

for the Guard Horses 21 30 40 

Eepaibs of .Fortification as ■$> the 

Months Account 50 4 20 



Pagod s . 813 24 2 



To the Honble Richard Benton Esa*. 

President and Governour &c t . Council of Fort S t . George. 

HoNBLE SrR & SlBS, 

The many Instances of Charitable Benevolence The Honble Company are 
continually pleased to Distinguish themselves by to their Unfortunate Servants and 
their Families, have encouraged me to trouble your Hon r . &e a . with this Petition 
humbly shewing that your Petitioners Father after having Served the Honble 
Company many Years died in that Service and that Your Petitioner has been three 
times married to Gentlemen of Station in the service and that since the death of her 
last Husband who was at the head of the Honble Company's Affairs at thi ir Settle- 
ment at Anjengo and was there unfortunately killed in an Expedition up tbe 
Country she has been but bnrely able to Support herself and is now reduced to want 
a Subsistance and that at a time of Life when she is in most need of Help and is by 
unavoidable Accidents and Misfortunes deprived of any Relief from such a [«&] could 
heretofore Assist her Which Mailancholly Circumstances Your Petitioner humbly 
Requests your Honour &c a will take into Your Serious Consideration and out of 
Your usual Goodness give some Relief to, & your Petitioner as in Duty bound Shall 
ever Pray. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

Fort S t . George Your Most Obedient hum We . Servant 

28 th . .November 1743. Kath™. Gifford. 

F Decem- Dispatched Peons to Maddepollam with another Supply of 5000 Madrass Pagodas 

ber] for Ingerarn and General Letters of this date for both Places. 
3| 
— Received by Peons from Fort S*. David a General Letter of the 30 ,h . Ultimo. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 171+3 193 

FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 17h3 

At a Consultation 
Present 
Eichahd Benyon Esq/ 1 . Govern". & President. Monday 

Nicolas Moese. John Hinde. the 5 th . 

Randall Fowke. Thomas Eyre. 

Epward Harris. William Johnson. 

John Savage. 
Last Consultation read and signed. 

General Letter S°, 110 from the Deputy Governour and Council of Fort S'. Letter from 
David of the 30 th . Ultimo promising their endeavours to get the Sloop Carolina into navid Ab*. 



Sloop 
Carolina 



the Sea desiring a Supply of One hundred Garce of Paddy for their Garrison, 
accompanying their General Books, and acquainting us with the Deputy Govern'' 8 . Request" for 
request to come up hither. Th^De t y 

Governour 
desires to 
come up 

Agreed that the Deputy Governour be permitted to come up leaving M>'. Croke which is 
& Council in Charge of the Company's Cash and Affairs there till M r . Hinde Granted ' 
proceeds thither. 

The President reads the Cash Account to the 30 th . of last month, ballance then Novem*-. 

remaining now compared with the Cash Chests Seventy five thousand eight hundred ° a a s £ Acoot ' 
forty three Current Pagodas thirty four fanams and Sixty Cash 75843. 34. 60, and 

five thousand five hundred and Eleven 5511 Madrass Pagodas, from which last m*. Benyon 

deducting the Five thousand 5000 remitted to Ingeram the 3 d . instant, there remains ^B^ianoe 

Five hundred & Eleven 511, which, together with the above mentioned ballance in to mi-. Morse. 
Curr'. Money he now delivers over to M r . Morse, as also the Several Bonds, Papers 

and other things lying in the Cash Chest, & now again deposited therein, except f things 

the parcel mentioned hereunder as <& List of the particulars now taken before the !>' in B * n the 

t> j o j. j i_ ., r Cash Chest. 

Board & entered hereafter. 

The Parcel endorsed, A Purse belonging to Francis Delton deceased in Pegue, a paroei 
Appearing to have lain in the Chest many Years and much eaten by Vermin, It was ^och 8 10 
agreed to open it as it might thereby be known whence it came & to whom it Delton 
belonged ; Being opened accordingly, it was found to cover a Purse containing the ordered. 
Several Articles mentioned in a Paper found therein of which the following is a 
Copy. 

This purse q tgs . viz 1 . Account M e . Francis Delton deceased. 
One, Seven Stone Diamond Ring. 
One, Seven Stone Ring, said to be Emeralds. 
Three Stones, Said to be Buckhams. 
Two Red Stone Rings. 
One Gold Ring. 
One Gold Ditto without a Stone. 

Syrian Febry 19° 1713/14. 

The date of this Paper introducing a reference to our Records of that time, it 
appeared by the Consultations of the 3 d . and 13 th . September 1714 that the ballance 
of the Produce of the Effects of M 1 '. Francis Delton deceased in Pegue being Pag s . 
744. 7. 40 was then paid into the Company's Cash aad advised of to England in the 
146 Para of the Letter from hence dated the 29 th . Sep r . 1714, 2Jo Answer thereto 
from the Company appeared, but the Cons' 1 , of the 7 th . Jan. 17 16/17 Shewed 
1743—49 



194 Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, DECF.MBEB 17 U3 

that the said Money was paid to Presid 1 . Harrison th6, omitted to be mentioned in 
the Letters to England at that time. The Board supposing the said Parse must have 
been put into the Cash Chest in consequence of the abovemention'd Cous" 5 . in 1714, 
tho it did not appear when, & it not being probable that any Claim will be made 
to it after so many years elapsed, it's agreed and ordered that the Secretary Sell the 
same at Outcry rendering an Acco*. thereof & the produce to the Board. 

Rich". Bknyon. 
Nic : Morse. 
John Hinde. 
Randall Powke. 
Tho: Eire. 
Edw d . Harris. 
"W M . Johnson. 
Jn°. Savage. 

List of Bonds, Papers &o t . lying in the Cash Chest this 5 th . December 1743. 
Bonds to the Honourable Company Viz*. 

M r . John Graham's bond dated 12 tb . October 1741 for Pag 5 . 2595. 3. 65. 
Tondua Chitty and Comrapa, Company's Shroffs, their Security Bond dated, 
17 th . March 1741-2. for Pag 8 . 5000. 

Permall's Security Bond for Kavenapah Renter of the Company's Old Garden 
dated 1 st . November 1743. 

A Bamboo Case containing Several Firmans. 
A Parcel containing Several Perwannaes, Husbulhookums &e*. 
A Parcel, Sealed with the Company's Seal, and endorsed, A Purse belonging 
to Prancis Delton deceased in Pegue. 

Sent by Peons to Port S'. David a General Letter of this date. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 171*3 



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Diary and Consultation Book, 17 h 3 197 

FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 17 'US 

At a Consultation 
Present 
Richard Benvon Esq,*. Gov\ President. 
Nicolas Morse. John Hinde. Monday 

THE 1 2^ H 

Randall Fowke. Thomas Eyre. 

Edward Harris. William Johnson. 
John Savage. 
Last Consultation read and Signed. 
Randall Eowke Sea Customer reads that Account for last month Viz'. Acoots. for 



.Custom on Goods P. 3502 18 8\ Q -. Q Q „ Sea 

D°.on Grain 47 11 76/ d04y dU 4 > Customer 

& 



ballance due from him Seven thousand Six hundred eighty two Pagodas twenty two 
fanams, 7682. 22. — of which he now pays in Six thousand and thirty five Pagodas 
seventeen fanams 6035. 17 — . 

"William Johnson Storekeeper reads that Account for last month, ballance due storekeeper'* 
from him Four hundred twenty nine Pagodas eight fanams & twenty four Cash 
429.8.24. which is carried forward. 

Antonha Carvalho who has for many years Inhabited the Buildings made by Grant of the 
her Great Grand Father John Fereira in the Garden commonly called by his name, John mg8 m 
which reverting to the Company was set apart for those Inhabitants to build on ^ er « ira ' 3 
whose Houses had been pulled down on the Approach of the Morattas in Consulta- Antonha° 
tion of the 15 Ul . June 1741, prays that in consideration of her reduced circumstances ^T'k'ht 
and the Rent She paid for so many years whilst able, and even some years after She for their 
reeeiv'd any thing by the Produce of the Garden, The Honourable Company will be LlV69 ' 
pleased to give her the said Buildings for the support of herself and family ; The 
Board having considered her request, did not think fit to alienate the Company's 
property in the said Buildings, But in compassion to her Age and Circumstances, & 
in consideration of the many years Rent She and her Family had paid the Company 
Agreed to grant the Possession of them to her and her only daughter Josepha 
Maria Rosa de Silveira during their lives, they keeping the same in repair and 
paying Six Fanams Annually for Scavinger's duty. 

Butloo the Town Conicoply who had the care of collecting that dutv at Dispu e 



the Choultry being lately dead, & Some disputes having arisen in the Family in tight toVm 
regard to the right of Succeeding thereto, and particularly by Tagapa who Claims Town 
the whole, The Sea Customer desires the directions of the Board as to the payment du t r y° oply * 
of the Annual Sum. Ordered that he do pay Tagapa One half whose right to so 
much is not disputed and the other half into the Company's Cash to lye there till 
the right of Succession is determined. 

Rich*. Benyon. 

Nic : Morse. 

John Hinde. 

Randall Fowke. 

Tho: Evre. 

Edw d . Harris. 

W". Johnson. 

Jn°. Savage. 

Received by Peon« from Fort £'. David a General Letter of the 12* h . instant. i& 

1743—50 



198 



Records of Fort St. George 



Friday 

THE 16 th . 



fort St. 

David Letter 

read. 

The Annual 

Letter. 



Money p d , 
in for silver 
Bold. 

Additional 
Indent for 
Woolen 
Goods & 
Madera Wine 
for 1746. 

Advances 
to the 
Paymaster 

Telesinga 
CMttee 

Butteca. rent 
& Shroff 
duty paid in. 



Horse 

furniture for 
the President. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 17h3 

At a Consultation 
Present 
Kichard Benyon Esq*. Gov". President. 
Nicolas Morse. John Hinde. 
Randall Fowke. Thomas Eyre. 
Edward Harris. William Johnson. 
John Savage. 
Last Consultation read and Signed. 

General Letter N°. LI I , from the Deputy Gov 1 ', and Council of Port S'. David 
of the 12 ch . Instant read, giving an Account of the most material Occurrences in 
the Honble Company's Affairs there the present year and inclosing the several 
Papers mentioned in the List of the Packet. 

Nicolas Morse Import "Warehousekeeper pays in Pive thousand 5000 Pagodas 
in further part for Silver Sold. 

He also lays before the Board an Additional Indeot to England for "Woolen 
Goods and Madera Wine for 1745. which is approved, and Signed. 



Agreed that two thousand four hundred 2400 Pagodas be advanced the 
Paymaster towards the Charges of the month and three thousand 3000 Pagodas to 
Telesinga Chitty and Nellamutta Comrapa Chitty on Account of Goods brought in. 

Diddee Gruapa Parmer of the Butteca Kent and Shroff Duty pays in One 
hundred and two Pagodas eighteen fanams 102. 18. — being Three Months rent 
due the 31 st . July last. 

There not having been for some years any Horse Furniture fit for the Presidents 
Use, and there being amongst the Goods for Presents bought in February last a Set 
which the Board were obliged to buy with a Parcel of other Articles more proper 
for Presents to the Country People ; It's agreed that it be Applied to that Use, & 
transferred from the Head of Goods for presents to that of Horse Furniture. 



Rich d . Benyon. 
Nic : Morse. 
John Hinde. 
Handall Fowke. 
Tho: Eyre. 
Edw d . Ha kris. 
W M . Johnson. 
Jn°. Savage 



17 Received by Peons from F S*. David a Gen 1 . Letter of the 15 th . inst'. 

18 This evening came in from thence William Monson Esq 1 . Deputy Governour 
of Fort 8*. David. 

23 Arrived Ship Cornwall James Parker from Bengali. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 171+3 



199 



FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 17US 

At a Consultation 

Present 

Richard Benvon Esq*. Govern 8 . President. 

Nicoias Morse. William Monson. 

John Hindu. Randall Powke. 

Thomas Eyre. Edward Harris. 

"William Johnson. John Savage. 

Last Consultation read and Signed. 

General Letters read Viz'. 

N°. 112 from the Deputy Governour and Council of Fort SK David of the 
15 th . Instant inclosing a Petition of their Merchants, as entered after the said Letter, 
wherein they pray the Board to indulge them in a year for paying in their Ballances 
accompanying their monthly Papers for November, and requesting a Supply of 
Ten thousand Pagodas. 



Tuesday 
the 
20ih. 



Letters re id 
from Fort S*. 
David. 
The Merch- 
ants petition 
for a year to 
pay their 
ballances. 
Request for 
money. 



N°. 113 from the Chief & Council of Vizagapatam of the 'J 4 th . Ultimo, JJjwjJjJ 

Advising that they could not comply with our Orders in Sending another Five senTthe"" 

thousand Pagodas to Maddepollam, and that they shall not want Canveyauees for S,^ 6000 

the Northern Bales & complaining of the dearness of Cotton as an obstruction to Mada- 

their Investment. convTy- 

KU03S for 



Agreed to send Ten thousand 10000 Pagodas overland to S l . David's tomorrow, 
the Secretary giving the usual advice thereof. 

The Paymaster lays before the Board as entered hereafter the Surgeon's Indent 
for Cloathing & other Necessaries wanting for the Hospital which he is ordered to 
supply. 

Edward Harris Land Customer reads that Account for last month Viz*. 



Choultry Customs 
Registring Slaves 



P. 251 



13 70\ 
24 — / 



P. 252 1 70, 



ballauce due from him Two hundred thirty nine Pagodas eleven fanatns & seventy 
Cash which he now pays in. 

M r . Samuel Greenhaugh being Chosen Mayor for the ensuing Year, Attends 
the Board & takes the Oaths of Allegiance and Office, as does M r . Thomas Cooke 
Elected Sheriff. 

Rich". Benvon. 
Nic : Morse. 
W. Monson. 
John Hinde. 
Randall Fowke. 
Tho: Eyre. 
Kdw d . Harris. 
W M . Johnson. 
Jn°. Savage. 



Money ordi. 
to tt*. Davids. 



Ne 

supplied for 
the Hospital. 



Land 

Customer's 
Nov. Aooo*. 
read. 



M r . Green- 
haugh Mayor 
& Mr. Cooke 
Sheriff sworn. 



200 Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 17U3- 
List of Necessaries for the Hospital. 



Shirts 
Drawers 

Banyan Coats 

Caps 

Quilts 

Stools 

Pillows 

Pillow Cases 

Cott. Lashing 



200 
200 
100 
200 
100 
8 

80 
200 

30 Pieces. 



Fort S t . George 

20 th . December 17^3. N. Barlow. 

20 Sent by Peons to Port S'. David a General Letter of this date. 

21 Sent by Peons to Fort S*. David a Supply of Money & a General Letter of this 
date. 

— Arrived the Honourable Company's Ship Duke Cap*. Thomas Hiudman from 
Bengal with a General Letter from the President & Council of the 5 th . and from 
M r . Macket of the 11 th . instant. 

— An Order to Captain Hindman of the Duke Signed to deliver the Eice and 
Bales he has on board for this Presidency. 

22 Arrived Ship Mercury John Penton from Bengali & Sloop Charming Molly 
Jeremiah Macmahoon @ Quedah. 

23 Saild Ship Cornwall James Parker for Port S'. David. 

This evening uame in M r . Hallyburton overland from Maddepollain . 
25 Arrived Ship Jenny Bobert Leonard from Bengal. 



At a Consultation 
F resent 

BlCHARD BENYON Psft". Gov". PRESIDENT. 

Monday Nicolas Morse. "William Monson. 

™ E John Hinde. Eandall Powke. 

.40 th . 

Thomas Etre. Edward Harris 

William Johnson. John Savage. 

Last Consultation read & Signed. 
General Letters read Viz*. 

Letters from K°. 1 14 from the President and Council of Fort "William of the 5 th . instant in 

p-i^m h b ° tlt an9vver to Several from us about the Gold Mohurs procuring Lascars for the West 

Lascars for Coast, Supplies of Eice for that Coast, & what we wrote them concerning the 

C mTu* r Sumatra ; remarking a difference of weight in the Eupees by the Exeter and Heath- 

of Rioe cote, Advising of the Dispatch of the Duke for this place & their intentions to send 

SSfi** 01 hither aUo the M °ntforl and Heatheote. The Wiuchelsea & S*. George to Surat, 

Ruptes. and the Princess Amelia & Exeter for Great Britain. And accompanying Brown 

^hlir Sanoes & Eice sent us on the Duke which last tliey observe is not very good. 

Sanoes & 
Kioe sent uh 
on the Duke. 

The Duke's N°. lib from M r . Macket dated at Ingellee the 11 th . Instant, advising of the 

from Vngei iee Duke's Dispatch thither & her draught of Water and inclosing Copy of his protest 

a protest against Captain Hindman for not taking in his full Tonage by Five hundred & 

iiindmii Capt ' twent y Six Bags of Eice. 



Diary and Consultation Book. 171+3 201 



FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 17 kS 

The Duke having almost deliver'd her Rice Ordered that the Warehousekeeper Order for 
begin to load her & that the Secretary Send Captain Hindman an order to receive dS£s the 
the Goods on board and the usual Caution against Fire & keeping the Boats lono- The rjsuai 
on board with Bales in them. ?»?*""" 



Ordered that a Commission be drawn out against nex [sic'] Cousultation, 



sent Cap*. 
Hindman. 



A Com- 



92 


31 


75 


54 


28 


40 
20^ 


189 


20 


9 


26 


— : 


17 


27 


60 j 


236 


9 


15 


593 


23 


15 | 


144 


8 


20J 



Appointing John Binde Fsq r . Deputy Governour of Fort S* David mission to be 

* ' drawn for 

fiD. Hinde. 

Thomas Eyre Paymaster reads that Account for last month Viz'. Paymaster's 

Nov'. Aoo*. 

Charges Garrison 2427 21 70") real 

Charges Diet 583 12 — | 

Charges Cattle ... 66 24 — 

Fort Marlbrough ... 20 9 

Charges Extraordinary 

Charges Hospital ... 

Black Town Wall .. • ' ! ' < :; ' ; ; 

Ingeram Factory ... 
Town Duty 
Nabob's Bxpences .. 

Charges General 

Repairs of Fortifications 

ballance due from him Sixty three Fagodas two fanams and five Cash 63. 2. 5. Money 
which is carried forward & two thousand four hundred 2400 Pagodas more Advanced ^ ano ' d 
him for the Charges of this month. 

The Particulars of the Extraordinary Expence in His Account are entered his Extr'7. 
hereafter. On examining the Several Items thereof it was remarked that the Pay M r . fdfusTmett 1 
had put the Charge of Mending the Water Course in Glocester Street under to be made in 
Repairs of Fortifications instead of Town Duty, which he is ordered to Adjust in 
his Next, month's Account. 

Mefs". William Percival & Samuel Affleck having deposited in the Cash Ten Money 
thousand 10000 Pagodas the 28' h . June 174^ for the reasons mentioned in our Con- c^Xon**" 1 
sulfation of that date, and those Gentlemen now attending the. President acquaints account of 
the Foard, he had come to an Agreement with them concerning the Ballance due Bstatfrepaid 
from M 1 '. Geo: Torriano to Nathaniel Elwick Esq r . and therefore M-as contented that to the 
the said Sum of Ten thousand Pagodas be repaid them & it is accordingly now paid j^r™"" 8 '™" 
them out of Cash. 

The President acquaints the Board 'hat Nazam al Mulck having left Tritchano- Coja Xuhmah 
poly in October last and taken his Eoute a considerable distance to the Westward comes H a ^ U 
of Arcot, where he is Still Encamped, hut not having yet absolutely Settled the Gov- Tboma. 
emment of this Province. He has in the interim Sent Coja Nahmah Tullah Cawn 
Son of Coja Ahdnlla Cawn as Supeiintendant of the Frovince, and who the 
beginning of last v, eek came to S'. Thome with One thousand Horse and Three 
thousand Foot, the rest of his Forces being left at Arcot, Meer Assad came down 
with Coja Kahmud 1 ullah Cawn and made the President a Visit <>n Wednesday 
last, and Coja JSahmah Tullah Cawn being so near intimated his Intention of Sending 
a Seerpaw to the President but which he had endeavoured as far as he decently 
could to excuse the receiving of urging that he was near his departure and there- 
fore wished that it might be deferred till M r . Morse took the Chair when in all 
likelyhood there will he another Seerpaw Sent, and the usual return must be made 
for it : But Coja Namah Tullah Cawn being soon to return to Arcot insisted on 
sending one now, and it was accordingly received on Saturday last with the Usual 
Ceremonies. As upon these occasions it is always Customary & expected that we 
1743-51 



202 



Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 17kS 

b 1>r T n h- t0 8 ^ ou ^ s ^ ow our Respect by making some return, and we do not think it proper in 

ma e ' the present unsettled State of the Country to disoblige a person of his Rank and 

present Power by any Slight or Neglect on our parts. Agreed that a Present be 

made him to the value of Seven or Eight hundred Pagodas, the particulars to be 

chosen by the President & M r . Morse. 

Rich d . Benyon. 

Nic : Moesk. 

W. Monson. 

John Hinde. 

Randall Fowke. 

Tho : Eyfe. 

Edw b . Haeeis. 

W M . Johnson. 

Jn°. Savagk. 



The Particulars of the Extraordinary Expence in the Paymaster's 
acco t . for the month of november 1743, arise as follow. 



Charges Extraordinary. 

Dieting 4 Choultry Prisoners ... 

William Vamploy a Lunatiok Centinel 
Allowance to 3 Monthly Writers Mess" 

Golightly and Sloper at P. 10 each 
D°. to a Portuguce Writer Assisting the Seory 
Given to the Bonfire on the 5 th . Instant 
To a Maldar of Ponamely Hovildar bring*. 

Present R s . 2 P. — 
a Peon of Meersuts bring 6 , a 

Letter from Arcot 
ditto ditto 

ditto from Coja [Abdulla Cawn] d 1 
Mootal, Peon for d°. 

a Kismadar from Imaum Saib 

w th . a Sirpaw 

The Dancing Girls Attending it 
Eeetlenut &c a . 



Jones 



22 60 



3 


— 


35 


20 


i 


— 


2 5 


40 


3 





35 


20 


2 


— 


22 


70 


40 


12 





5 


10 


3 


— 


— 



14 20 



Paid Mess^. Bants &Pybus Writers for their Expence 
in Coming from Vizagapatam as ffl Consultation of 
the 7 th . Nov r 

Black Town Wall Curtains on the Sea Side 
Jnjf.ram Factory Batty to Peons Carry 6 . Money 

thither 

Town Doty repairing the Island Roads 
Nabobs Exrences, As ffi that Book of Disbursements. 
Repairs op Fortification. 

Fort House and Lodgings Clean*. & Eepair* 

Sorting God own Mending Horses for the Cloth &o a . ... 

Silver Mint, Sentry Box ... ... ... 

Garden House Rebuild 1 -', the Cookroom &c a ... 

Choultry Gate Water Course 

Mud point, Gu;ird Roo.ns 

S*. Thomas Street Mending Pavement 

New House, Stopp^. Cracks in the Terass 

Horse Stables, Wallwork & Pillars to the Roof 

Carried over ... 



19 9 75 



30 



P. 25 



92 
189 



9 26 — 

17 27 60 

236 9 15 



80 4 70 546 10 10 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17I/.3 



203 



FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 17 hS 

The Particulars op the Extraordinary Expence — cant. 

Brought Over ... 80 4 76 
Gloster Allpy, Cover*, the "Water Course with thick 

Plank 59 14 10 

Mr. Barlow's Lodgings, Stopp 81 . Cracks in the Terasses. 1 6 — 

Egmore House Ditto ... — 12 — 

Secretarys Office, Door Lock ... ... ... ... — 4 40 

Setting up Pillars to forbid Build*, within 600 foot of 

the Town Walls ,. ... 1 

Mend*, the Armoury store Chest & mak*. stools for y e . 

Hospital ... 1 

New powder house, Bricklayers ... ... ... — 

Mending the Sea Gate Scales f3. 20, &a. Lock to a 

Prison f. 1. 40 : — 



23 



9 — 
2 — 



Pagod'. 



144 8 20 
690 18 30 



Eeceived by Peons General Letters from 

Vizagapatam of the 7 th . "1 

Ingeram of the 12 th . & > Instant. 

Maddepollam of the 11 th . J 
Arrived Ship Morton William Vfillikin, with Bales from Maddepollam. 
Eeceived from the Morton a Letter from M r . Andrews of the 24 th . instant. 



27 



29 



At a Consultation 



Present 



Eichard Ben yon Esq" 
Nicolas Morse. 
John Hindf. 
Thomas Eyre. 
William Johnson. 



Govern". President. 
William Monson. 
Eandall Eowke. 
Edward Harris. 
John Savage. 



Last Consultation read and Signed. 

General Letters read Viz'. 

N°. 116 from the Chief and Comi3il of Vizagapatum of the 7*. 
Answer to what we wrote them about the Timbers forced on M 1 '. Prince & 
an Estimate of the Repairs wanting to their Fortifications. 



instant in 
)romi3ing 



N°. 117 from the Resident at Ingeram of the 12 th . Instant acknowledging 
the Receipt of the 5000 Pagodas sent him the 21 th . November. 



Thursday 
the 29 rH . 



Letters from 
Vizaganatain 
Ab«. 
Timbers 
fore'd on 
Mr. Prince 

& 
Repairs to 
their Fortifi- 
cations. 

Ingeram 



N°. 118- & 119 both from M 1 '. Andrews at Maddepollam, the first dited tha 
11 th . instant, advisiug of his having received and forwarded to Ingeram the 500J 
Pagodas we sent thither the 24 th . Ultimo ; Toe other of the 24*. iustant ac- 
companying thirty Six Bales sent us on the Morton. 

A Commission of this date Appointing] John Hiuie E-scf. DaputyJGrOvernour 
of Port S*. David read & signed and delivered him. 



M*dapollain. 
The money 
for Ingeram 
arrives there. 
Cloth 
arrives on 
the Morton. 

Mr. Hinde's 

Commission 
signed. 



204. 



Records of Fori St. George 



M*. Fowke 

Senior 

resigns his 

Employs 

I". . .1 Seat at 

the Board. 



The Council 
stationed. 



Impo. 
Wareho.kr. 
pays [ml 

money on 
that Aeoo ant. 

Money adv*. 

Ponapah 

Chittee 



FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 17 kS 

A Letter from M 1 '. Fowke of this date read as entered hereafter setting forth 
that thinking himself incapable of a due performance of the duties of his Station he 
prays permission to quit all Employs and Attendance & that in consideration of 
his long Services, his allowances may be continued to him for his Support : After 
which, he withdrawing ; The Board took into consideration that part of his request 
wherein he desires that his Allowances may be continued to him, and being of 
Opinion that Our Honourable Masters will not disapprove of our complying there- 
with, M r . Fowke was called in again and acquainted that we desired he would keep 
his Seat at the Board till the Dispatch of the Duke that he should be eased of his 
other Employs the ei)d of the Month, and that his Salary & Allowances as fourth 
in Council should be continued to him till the Company's further pleasure should 
be known. 

The Board then Settled the Employs of the Council as follows, Which they are 
to Enter upon the 1 st . of Next month. 

M B . Monson ... ... Export & Import Warehousekeeper. 

M". Eyee ... ... Sea Customer & Accountant. 

M E . Haeeis ... ... Paymaster. 

M". Johnson ... ... Land Customer & Storekeeper. 

M B . Savage ... ... Kental General & Scavinger. 

Nicolas Morse Import Warehousekeeper pays in One thousand 1000 
on his running month's Account. 



And One thousand 1000 Pagodas are Advanced Ponapah Chitty on Account of 
Goods brought in by him. 



Bilis of 

Exchange 

siened. 



fcix Sets of Bills of Exchange of this date Signed drawn on the Court of 
Directors at their Stated Exchanges and Payable at ninety days Sight to the follow- 
ing Persons Viz*. 

Poe Company's Seevants 

&e*. at 7 9 $- Pagoda. 
1 To Ar.u Bevnolds or order value of Thomas 

Langford 
1 To Christopher Mole Esq r . or order value of 

John Andrews ... 
1 To John Turner or order value of Charles 

Floyer 

1 To Thomas Hall Esq 1 ", or order value of 

John Ciompton ... 



4 Sets for Compv's Servants at 7 8. 
Foe Feek Merchants 

s. d. 

&c'. at 7 'J ty Pagoda. 
1 To Henry Neweome or order value of 
Nicolas Morse Esq 1 ". 

1 To George & Gideon Crawford or order 

value of Ann Crawford 

s. d. 

2 Sets for Free Merchants &c\ at 7 4 
4 Sets for Compy's Servants at 7 8 

In all 6 Sets amounting to 



25 - - 


65 7 66 


104 — — 


271 10 76 


100 — — 


260 31 24 


10.1 — — 


260 31 24 


329 — — 


858 9 30 



35 8 — 


96 19 64 


10 — — 


27 9 65 


45 H — 
329 — — 


123 29 49 

858 9 30 


374 8 — 


or P. 982 2 79 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17 k 3 



205 



FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 17 k3 

Three hundred Seventy four Pounds eight Shillings Sterling, or Nine hundred eighty 
two Current Pagodas two Fanains and seventy nine Cash, which Sum is now paid in 
and the prescribed Oaths respectively taken. 



The Jenny being to Sail in few days for the Gulph of Persia, an Answer to the Letters to 
last Letter from Gombroon is now Agreed on, A s is also a draught of a Letter to E °« land 
Our Honourable Masters to be forwarded Overland from thence in two Copies. Gombroon. 

The President and M r . Morse lay before the Board a List of the Present made List of the 
yesterday to Nabob Nahmah Tullah Cawn amounting to Seven hundred thirtv threp Preeentto 
Pagodas and a half 733. 18, which is entered hereafter. 7 g$uf cE£ 

Rich". Ben von. 
Nic : Morse. 
W. Monson. 
John Hinde. 
Uandall Fowke. 
Tho: Eyre. 
Edw d . HARRI3. 
W M . Johnson. 
Jn°. Savage. 



To the Honble Richard Benyon Esa\ 

President and Governour of Fort S r 



George &c\ Council. 



Gentlembn 

Having had the honour to Sit among you many years ; So many, that I begin 
to think I can not perform my duty with that Satisfaction to my Superiours I have 
hitherto done. It is upon this consideration that I now humbly request you'l be So 
kind and generous to continue to me the usual Allowances to enable me to live up to 
the Character I have hitherto bore, without which my Circumstances will not yield 
the Comforts of Life I have, & shall be glad to enjoy, without further Care & 
Fatigue, from which, if Your Honour &c*. will please to excuse, by permitting me 
to Quit all Employ's and Attendance, then will I sit down with my Hearty thanks 
to God, my Honble Masters, and all my Benefactors, ever remaining 



Fort S t . George 
29 rH . December 1743. 



Theirs and Your 

Truly faithfull, Obliged, Obedient Servant, 

Randall Fowke. 



List of the Present made to Nabob Namah Tullah Cawn at S T . Thome 
the 28 th . December 1743. 

69 — — 

26 — — 

26 18 — 

25 — — 



Broad Cloth, Superfine Scarlet 2 peices 






Yellow 1 d°. 






Green 1 


Titto. Middling 




Purple 1 

— 5 peices 


Velvets, Crimson 




12 yards 


Green 




12 d°. 


Purple 




12 d°. 

— 36 Yards 


1743- 


-52 





31 18 — 
27 — — 
31 18 — 



Carried Over 



2W 18 



206 



Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 17 1# 

List of the Present made to Nabob Namah Tullah Cawn — cont. 







Brought Over ... 


236 


18 - 


Golden China Silks 


10 peices 




120 





Golden Flowered Velvets 2 D°. ... 




27 





Gilt Tweezer Cases 


2 




24 





Japan Escrutore 


1 




10 





D°. small 


1 




2 





Japan Tea Boxes 


2 




6 





Chagreen Box 


1 




5 





Looking Glasses 


1 pair 




20 





Sugar Candy 


15 Maunds ® P. 46 W Candy. 




34 


18 — 


China Sugar 


3 Candy ® 18 W L° 




54 




Almonds 


1 D°. ® 




22 





Soft D°. 


2 Maunds 




11 





KlSMISHES 


5 1>. 




15 





Pistachoi Nuts 


2 D°. 




7 


18 — 


Coffee 


3 D°. 




9 




Candles 


4 D°. 




16 





Musk 


1 Seer 




16 





Saffron 


3 Seer 




12 





Pose Water 


3 Chests 




24 





Tea 


12 Catty s 




4 





China Ware Viz*. 










Cups & Saucers -with Arabian Characters 2 Sets ... 


24 — — 






Sneakers & Plates with D°. 20 pair 


24 - — 






D°. & D°. plain 


20 p r . ... 


10 — — 


58 
733 




Amount exclusive of the Charge of Package & Coolyhire. 


Pagodas 


18 — 



Arrived the Honourable Company's Ship Montfort Captain Eobert Hanslopp 
from Bengali, with a General Letter from the President and Council of the 14 th . & 
another, from M r . Altham, dated Ingellee the 20 th . instant. 

Sent Captain Hanslapp an Order of this date to deliver the Rice and Treasure 
ho [sic] has on board for this Presidency. 



Saturday 
the 31st. 



Lettfirs read 

from 

[Beng]al 

abont 

Montfort. 

Europe BilU 

of Lading 

Hindman'H 

Certificates. 

[Atontjfort's 

Great ijuns 

[& Dutc]h 

Dollars. 

Montfort's 
diepatoh [to'J 
Ingelle. 
[Pro]teet 
against Cap*. 
[Han]slapp. 



At a Consultation 
Present 
Richabd Benyon Esa B . Governour President. 
Nicolas Morse. William Monson. 

John Hinde. . Randall Fowke. 

Thomas Eyre. Edwakd Harris. 

William Johnson. John Savage. 

Last Consultation read and Signed. 

General Letters read Viz'. 

N°. 120. from the President & Council of Fort William of the 14 th . instant 
relating to the Montfort's dispatch hither, desiring us to deliver Captain Hanslapp 
his Bills of Lading from Europe, and to take Captain Hindman's Oath to his 
Certificates ; Advising that they shall keep the Great Guns sent out by the Montfort 
and of two Chests of Dutch Dollars sent us on her. 



N°. 121, from M 1 '. James Altham dated Ingellee the 20 th . instant ; Advising of 
the Montforts dispatch hither and her draught of Water, and inclosing Copy of his 
Protest against Captain Hanslapp for not taking on board his Tonnage by Five 
hundred & fifty Bags of Rice. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17J/.3 207 

FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 17 k3 

Agreed that Mess". Morse & Johnson, examine the Dutch Dollars by the Mont- [Datoh] 
fort in the presence of the Captain. gjjg **• 

Ordered that the Wareh°.k r . send Bales on board the Montfort as soon as her for loading 
Rice is out, & that the Seceretary send Captain Hanslapp an order to take them in, [Montjfort 
with the usual Caution against fire & keeping the Boats long on board with Bales in Grent 

, , ° 1.00 Cautions to 

tnem. be [taken by] 

the Captain. 

Letter from M r . Robert Alien read as entered hereafter desiring permission to Mr. AUen 
quit the Hoiible Company's Service & to take "bis passage to England on the Duke, go^toT 8 ' 
which is granted. England on 

e the [l)u]ke. 

Nicolas Morse Export Wareh°.k r . reads that Account for last month ballance due [e*p°0 
from him, two hundred thirty three Pagodas twenty nini [sic~\ fanams & fourteen keeprx - " 
Cash which is carried forward N °v. 

[aooojuot 
read. 

Nicolas Morse Import "Warehousekeeper reads that Account for last month w p \o tr's 
"ballance due from him fourteen hundred sixty seven Pagodas twenty seven fanams Nov', aoo*. ' 
& thirty two Cash 14C7. 27. 32, of which he paid in One thousand 1000 Pagodas read - 
the 29 th . instant, the remainder is carried forward. Rente paid in. 

Trivitee Sashachilum & Subramony Chitty Beetle and Tobacco Fanners pay in B«tie & 
Eight hundred thirty three Pagodas twelve fanams 833. 12, for one month's rent j"^ 000 
-due the 5 th . instant. & 

Ahmud Cawn Taran & Hajeejee Cawn Taran Farmers of the Arrack & Wine Arrack & 
Licence pay in three hundred thirty three [sic] 335 Pagodas for one month's rent due Licence. 
the 5 th . instant. 

Ordered that M r . Samuel Banks be Stationed under the Assaymaster to Assist Mr. Banks 
in the Writing Business of the Mint & that M r . Henry Cope be sent to S 4 . David's jJjSS, 

tO Assist in the business there. Assaymaster 

Mr. Cope to 
St. David's. 

Agreed for the Quicker dispatch oE the Heathcote for England to order the Bales ord*. 
Gentlemen at S". David's to send up with an expedition what Bales the Betsy Scooner Bt.Dayid'B 
-can take in & to send Ship Morton thither to bring up the rest. 

Rich d . Benyon. 
Nic: Morse. 
W. Monson. 
John Hinde. 
Randall Fowke. 
Tho : Eyre. 
Edw d . Harris. 
W M . Johnson. 
Jn°. Savage. 

To THE HoNBLE RlCHARD BeNYON Esa". 

President and Govern 11 . &c t . Council of Fort S t . George. 

Honble Sir & Sirs 

My Affairs requiring my presence in England as soon as poisible, I must beg 
Your Honour &c ts . permission to resign the Honourable Company's Service and to 
take my passage on the Duke. 

I am 

Honble Sir & Sips, 

Fort S t . George Yo r . most Obedient Servant 

31 st . Deceal". 1743. Robert Allen. 



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FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 17U3 

List of the Honourable Company's Eevenues in Fort S*. George as they have 
produced from 1 st . January J 7412-3, to 31 st . December 1743. 



Fixbo Kevenies. 



Beetle & Tobacco Farm 

The Cowle Granted to Trivitee Sashachilura & Subra- 
monj Cbitty for five Years commencing 5 th . September 
1740 ending 5 th . September 1745 at Twelve Monthly 
Payments 
Arrack & Wine Licence 

The Cowle Granted to Ahmud Cawn Taran & Hajeejee 
Cawn Taran for five Tears commencing 5 th . December 
1742 ending 5 th . December 1747 at Twelve Monthly 
Payments... 
Town Brokerage 

The (Jowle Granted to Gongodarah Eyah Sombyah 
Quotambaucum Gruapa for five Tears commencing 5 th . 
September 1740 ending 5 th . September 1745 at two 
half Tearly payments 
Measuring Farm 

The Cowle granted to Gorgodara Eyah Sombyah 
Qnotainbancum Gruapa for five Tears commencing 
20 th . September 1740 end*. 20 th . September 1745 at Six 
equal Payments ... 
Fishing Farm 

The Cowle Granted to Choudree Moodellee &0*. Macquars 
for five Tears commencing 25 th . March 1739 ending 
25 th . March 1744 at two half Yearly Payments 
Egmore &e A , Villages 

The Cowle Granted to Manavacum Chintombee & Pegue 
Nella Cbitty for Twelve Tears commencing L st . July 
1735 ending 1 *. July 1747 at one Tearly payment ... 
Trevitore & Villages 

The Cowle Granted to Linga Chitty & Berry Timapa 
for Twelve Years Commencing "16 th . Octobpr 1741 
ending 16 th . October 1753 at one Yearly Payment ... 
Paddi Fields & Salt Pans. 

The Cowlo expiring the 22 d . May last was relate the 24 th . 
to Berry Timapa & Gaunapa Moodelaire for five Years 
commencing 22 d . May 1742 ending i.2 d . May 1747 at 
one Yearly Payment 
Btjbt Brokerage. 
The Cowle Granted to Nairo Casbava Chin Tomby 
Chittee and Andaldstnama ( hitty for five Years 
Commencing 10 th . June 1739 ending 10 th . June 1744 at 
four Quarterly payments 
Butteca Best & Shroff Duty 

The Cowlo Granted to Diddee Gruapah for five Years 
commencing 1 st . May 1743 ending 1 st . May 1748 at 
four Quarterly Payments 
Gardens 

One commonly called tho Company's 
Old Garden let the 1 st . Jan r >\ 1735 : 6, 
for twelve years at P. :-26 #*" Annum 
The Farmers of which flinging up 
their Cowle tho end of June last, paid 
into Cash the Six Month's Bent then 
due from them, as <$>' Consultations 
27 ,h . June & l& th . July, being ... P. 163 — — 

Fixed Be venues Carried Over 



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4020 



700 — 



1000 — — 



50 — — 



1450 — — 



1230 — 



710 — — 



500 — — 



410 — — 



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■ FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 17 kS 

Fixed Revenues Brought Over 20070 

It was relet to Ravitiapah for five Years 
at P. 250 ffl Annum commencing 
tbe 1 st . November 1743 ; ending the 
l 8t .Nov r . ]748 at two half Yearly 
Payments, & their is due from him 
this day 41 24 — 

The produce this year ... 204 24 — 



Fixer Revenues 20274 24 — 

Tamable Keyenues. 

L „ f From 1 st . January 1742.3 \ /M ss . P 3 . 1497 — — T Md 53 . & Curr*. P 3 . 

Mint Customs | To 31st]Decemberl74 3_j^ Carr t p 9 571 2 7 30/2068 27 30 

Sea Customs D° Curr*. Pags. 37219 26 44 

Land Customs Do ... ... 5670 22 55 

QuiTREflT. the Amount of the Assessments, ending 

3l 9t . Aug*. 1742. 2320 33 — 

Mad ss . & Curr\ Pagod*. 47280 1 49 



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31". Decem*. 1743. 



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212 Records of Fort St. George 



FOBT ST. GEOJRGE, DECEMBER J7U3 

Diary op Occurrences in the Journey to Trichnoply with a Present to 
Nizam al Mui.uck Nazir Jung & Coja Abdulla Khan. 

March 8 th . 1742/3 In the Evening set out for S\ Thomas's Mount and Lodged 

). 

The 9 lh . Early this Morning Muster'd the Coolys, and finding several had left 
us in the Night, and that some Parcels were not come. Wrote to Town for them, 
and for Coolys in the room of those Deserted, for whicli We waited there' till Evening 
and then sparing some from the Pallenqueens &c a . went forward to Conditore. From 
whence Wrote again for the Peons and Coolys wanting, waited for them all Day, 
Wrote also for some Broad cloth for Presents to the Nabob's Officers. 

The 11 h . Late this Morning arrived at Perimbadore In the Evening from Sunea 
Eama's Choultry, wrote to advise Imaum Saib That we were endeavouring to reach 
the Camp as fast as we could bring the Present. 

The 12'\ About Noon arrived at Conjeverum where Hussan Saib the Phousdar 
came to see us and told uh the Camp was on the March, and that there was no 
knowing where it would make any stay, Therefore advised us to follow as fast as we 
could ; After having got some Oxen and more Coolys here in room of others also 
Deserted from this place, in the Evening went forward for Choulumbade and there 
received advice from the Vakeel of the 8 th . That the Camp was then removing from 
Trinomly to Maulore Petta. But, with hopes that it might make some stay 
thereabouts. We judged it our Duty to Proceed after it. 

The 13 lh . We were detained for want of more Conjeverum Coolys 'till the 
Afternoon, and at Night arrived at Trivitore. 

The 14 th . This Morning the Hovildar Ordered the Goods to be stopp'd at th& 
Metta Sent the Dubash to know the reason of it, who brought Word that the 
Hovildar said he was informed we had some Goods belonging to Private Merchants 
and for Sale, But Paupa denying it, and by some Acquaintance with the manageing 
Braminy, after a stay of about two hours, found credit to get them passed, As 
also for an Hircara and Ten Coolys, and then proceeded to Marapanaiok's Tope, from 
thenoe in the afternoon to Vizamunglum at 8 o'Clock, Where more Cooly's having 
left Us, we sent to Chitaput to get others. 

The 15 th . March. Waited for Coolys & Straw for the Oxen 'till the Afternoon, 
arrived at Gongavarum, From whence we wrote to the Kiledar of Chingee for leave to 
wait upon him. 

The 16 th . Arrived in Chingee at Noon, the Kiledar seuthis Braminy to welcome 
Us & with some Provision*. In the Evening We Visited the Kiledar, who received 
us kindly, At Night '12 Coolys Deserted. 

The 17' b . Sent the Dubash with a Present to the Kiledar of 9 Yards Scarlet, 
I peice of Aurora & a Chest of Eosewater, as an acknowledgement for the Assistances 
he had offered Us. 

The 18 th . M r . Eyre observing that by the frequent occasions for taking up 
Coolvs and the time and distance exceeding what was thought necessary when we 
left Madrass, If we proceed we shall want Money to pay the People. Agreed there- 
fore that the Dubash enquire where we may take it up for Bills on Fort S\ George 
or Fort S l . David & let us know the Rates. 

The 19'''. Arrived a Letter from the Honourable the Governour acquainting 
that as the French have sent a Present so far as Trichanopoly he thinks it necessary 
that we should not fall short of them in respect, but proceed thither also, And the 
Kildar offering Us about the value of two thousand 2000 Arcot Rupees in Wolaudore 
fanams for our Bill on the Deputy Governour and Co. of FortS'. David payable to 
Rangapilla of Pondicherry, agreed to accept it and pay the .Necessary Advances to 
the Coolvs for Trichanopoly directly. 



Viary and Consultation Book, 17 US 213 

FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 11 'US 

The 20 th . Haviug now got a supply of Oxen and Coolys The Latter in room of 
those that left us here in the night & for the former, discharged those taken at 
Conjeverum, and as we have heard some stragling parties of Moratta Horse have 
been about plundering the Villages, Agreed to take with us five & twenty Horse the 
Kiledar offered Us as a Guard to the Goods & one of the Hirearas to shew the Road. 
Gave Babarow the Kiledar ? s Braminy 5 Yards of Scarlet Cloth ; and the Kiledar 
being Sick sent the Dubash with our Compliment of leave and went forward to 
Anandaporum. 

The 21 st . Got at Noon to Veraeholavarum from whence having Traveled too far 
in the Heat, for waut of water, we cannot get the Oxen to proceed further 'till 
the Morning. 

The 22 d . Travelled all day for want of Water 'till 4 in the Afternoon, Arrived 
at Yeliva Noorsore. Sent the Dubash with a Compliment to the Mew Kiledar there 
And to enquire News of the Camp. That it was on the Banks of Colerone River. 

The 23 l . As the Goods were here Passing the Mettas they were siop'd upon 
some intelligence that there was private Merchants Goods among them. But upon 
application to the Kiledar and declaring that we knew of none, After some Detention 
he acquiesed to let them go on. Travelled for want of good "Water 'till three in the 
Afternoon (in which Six of the People feinted) And arrived at Chile Nessalore where 
about forty of Tmaum saibs Peons joyn'd us and brought their Masters Answer to 
ours from Conjeverum. That he should be glad to see us as soon as possible. The 
Cooly's too much fatigued cannot proceed 'till the Morning. 

The 24 th . March. About one o'Clock arrived at Toolore River, the People 
here also too much overcome with Heat to go on in the Afternoon. 

The 25 th . In the Morning got to Wolgundaporum where in the Afternoon came 
in Share Mahmud Cawn Kiledar of Tagagara with some Horse & Peons from 
Imaum Saib as a further Convoy for us. 

The 26 th . Set forward at near Noon and towards Sunset reached Octatore where 
hearing of some Robberies and Murther there the iNight before by the Callar 
People kept as good a guard as we could all Night. 

The 27 lh . Set out early this Morning and after a rest in the Middle of the Day 
arrived at Mardoor in view of the Camp at Sunset, where the Nabobs Hircara's 
coaiin ' to enquire who we were, We sent to advise Imaum Saib that we were ready 
to come into Camp to such place as he should appoint for us. 

The 2» th - This Morning paid and Dispatched the Chingee Horsemen, And in 
the Afternoon went through the Camp to the place Assigned us, and Pitched all the 
Tents that Evening in view of Trichenoply Town Surrounded at some distance by 
Nizam's Forces under the Command of Coja Abdulla Cawn, Raja Shandrasein, 
Eaia Janozie, Meer Assud & Shaik Lutfula Cawn, Sent our Compliments which were 
returned by Imaum Saib That he would come to Us in the Morning. 

The 29 ,h Buckaujee Cossidas the Camp Shroff coming to see us, gave us advice 
as to Affairs in the Camp. We mentioned our Letter of Credit to him from his 
Gomaslas which he said he was ready to comply with, accordingly we sent for 2000 
Bupees on it in the Evening. Presented Share Mahmud Cawn who attended us 
from Wolgundaporum with one Peice of Aurora, and gave IhO Rupees for Provisions 
to this Horse and Peons. In the afternoon received a Visit from Inaum Saib 
Presented him some Gold Moors and delivered the Governour's Letter to him. He 
told Us he had acquainted the Nabob of our Arrival and that Meer Mucktada Cawn 
was ordered with a Partie of 4000 Horse and as many foot to Conduct us to the 
Nabob in the Morning and desired we would be ready to receive him in a proper 
manner and after some discourse he received Beetle and took leave. 

The 30 lh . About 8 this Morning the Nabob's Officer came to us with a Guard of 
Horse and Foot and two Elephants with Drum and Colours and told us the Nabob 
was glad to hear of our arrival in Camp and had ordered him to conduct us to him. 
1743—54 



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FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 17 A3 

After the usual Compliaieuts we presented him as by the List of Presents and 
after his taking Beetle we Proceeded with him and was carried to the Publiek 
Durbar Where the Nabob was siting attended by his Omras, Nabobs, Rajas, & 
other great Men, and making our Obeisances in Front at a Considerable distance, 
We were shewn a place on the Carpets, and to sit down there. Aboutan Hour after 
when the Nabob rose from the Durbar he sent for Us into Private Appartments. 
where upon his Speaking our Welcome, We paid the Governours respects to him, 
and he bid us sit down and then Honoured Us with a great deal of free discourse 
on indifferent matters. Coffee was also served to Us with the Honour of the Pans. 
This being the first Audience nothing was said of the Present, And in something 
more than an Hour he gave us Beetle and we withdrew and returned to our Tents. 
Where the Nabob and Imaum Saib each sent us a Dinner. In the Afternoon 
received a List from Imaum Saib of what goods he had Assigned for the Present to 
Nizam which we got unpacked and sorted out that Night, and sent early next 
morning to the Nabob. 

The 31 st . The goods being sent and ppened at the Nabob's Tents. Went to 
wait on him at the Durbar, and that business being over the Nabob sent for us to a 
Private Tent, where the Goods lay opened, and we were desired to sit, The Nabob 
observed tbem very nearly and took many of the Parcels in band, and said Ihey 
were very good. and. of the Painted Looking Glasses and some others. That he 
would keep some himself, and send also of them to the Mogul and would tell him he 
had them of the Governour of Chinnapatnam. Imaum Saib upon seeing That notice 
taken of them (which was not then Interpreted Us) Got up and made his Salams. 
Coffee was served and after about an Hours discourse we retired 

In the Evening happen'd a very Violent Squall of Wiud & Rain which blew 
down some of the Nabobs Tents and a great many others And ours were with much 
difficulty kept from falling which made us think it Lucky that we had delivered 
the Nabobs goods And that those remaining with Us were kept from any Damage 
by the Weather. 

April the 1 st . Sent the Mulla and Warehouse Conicoply to Count out the Present 
1o the Nabobs Doroga or Warehousekeeper. Sent the Dubash to attend Imaum 
Saib and see if he should have any other Commands for Us. He asked if We were 
satisfy 'd with our Reception, and bid him to get us to write advice of it to the 
Governour and to request of him some Concave Looking Glasses, which as by the 
Sample sent Us he said would be very acceptable to the Nabob, agreed theiefore 
that we write his said request to the Governour and send the Glass as he desires 
with it. 

The 2 d . About 9 o'Clock We attended the Durbar, was afterwards sent for to a 
Private Tent, where sat sometime was served with Coffee and the Fans while the 
Nabob's discourse was chiefly on Enquiry into the Customs of the Europeans and 
their Discipline in War. 

The 4 th . Sent the Dubash again to ask Imaum Saib when we should deliver the 
Governour's Letter to the Nabob, as also when we may expect to be introduced to 
Nazir Jung. To which he said, Desire the Gentlemen to come to Durbar and I 
will do it for them. Attended the Durbar and was sent for Afterwards to sit in 
the Private Appartments had the usual Honours of Coffee &c a . but nothing done in 
the Business Promised by Imaum Saib. 

Came in 5 Oxen with Broad Cloth for Presents to the Nabob's Officers some 
Oil and other necessaries that were detained by some troubles on the Road. 

The 5 th . Sent the Dubash again to Imaum Saib deeireing to know when we may- 
present the Governours Letter to the Nabob. He Answered there was no occasion 
to be in a Hurry for it That he would get an Answer to it when we were ready to 
return. And that he would take a fit oppertunity to ask the Nabob's leave to Visit 
Nazir Jung. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17 US 215 



FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 17 US 

Ihe 5 th . being Tuesday no Durbar held received Lists from lmaum Saib of 
particulars for Presents to be got ready against he should send for them. 

The 6 th . At 10 o'Cloek attended the Durbar and was afterwards called to the 
Private Tents as usual. 

Imaum Saib moved for the Nabob's leave for us to Visit Nazir JuDg & pre- 
sented a List of what designed for him. To which after some perusal the Nabob 
dismissed it by reserveing him to another time, Retiring from thence. 

Went with Imaum Saib on a Visit to Mahud Anwar Cawn, Where we were 
very kindly received, after a small stay there and receiviug some Utter, Perfumes 
& Beetle took leave and went Home. 

The 7 th . Imaum Saib having so often put us off in our request to deliver the 
Nabob's Letter 'till it is grown so late that we begin to be doubtful whether he 
design's it shall be done or not, and as we thought it odd That he did not call for it 
on the Delivery of the Present it recommends, It would be much more strange if 
We should not deliver it at all. Agreed therefore that we attend the Durbar this 
Morning and that M r . Eyre take an oppertunity to present it there. And accordingly 
making the usual Overture for approach he presented it to the Nabob, who laid it 
by him, Were afterwards called to the Honour of the Private Appartments & after 
beinw treated as before returned to our Tents. Eeceived of Buckanjee Cossidas 
i\rcot Rupees ! 000, in full of tho Letter of Credit on him, to pay Batta to the Peons 
and Coolys &c a . Disbursements. 

In the afternoon sent to Imaum Saib for leave to Visit him he Answered that 
we should not come out in the Heat, but that he would come to Us in the Evening, 
When in a discourse chiefly tending to shew the Grandeur of the Nabob his Master 
He desired of Us the Proper Titles of our Governour for that they should be 
augmented by the Nabob. He asked also what would be agreeable to the Governour 
That the Nabob should do for him, and particularly what Villages he whould have 
Granted We Reply'd we had no Instructions in that respect & could therefore 
say nothing to it but that we understood the Governour had wrote him fully as to 
all he would ask of him He then asked what may be the annual amount of the 
Juncans on the Companys Goods, To which we could only say, 'twas always more 
or less according to their success in the Investment, and therefore seldom any two 
Years near the same amount, and desired we would write to the Governour to 
instruct him more particularly. After this he said he would come early in the 
Morning and conduct us to the Quarters of Coja Abdulla Cawn as he by before the 
Town and receiving Beetle he returned Home. 

Agreed to write and advise the Governour of that part of Imaum Saibs discourse 
regarding the Villages and Juncans. 

April the 8 th . Early this Morning Imaum Saib came according to appointment 
attended with about 50 Horse and 10U foot, and by Mons r . Bosett (a Gentleman who 
carried the Present from the Prench) and we directly proceeded with them. On 
our Arrival we were introduced to Coja A bdulla Cawn's Durbar, and after some 
stav there he came in and Saluted as in the usual way, And making our ( )fferings 
in Gold Moors he Seated Us near him. We delivered the Governour's Letter and 
his respects to him, Upon tvhich he enquired his Health and made several kind 
Professions of a Friendship for him, And after about an Hours Discourse; On 
Imaum Saib's telling him That some of the Villages that were near us & in bis 
Nabobship would be acceptable he directly wrote a few Lines in our favour to the 
Nabob, which Imaum Saib took from him, And then made Apology that he was 
sorry he had not a warning to be better provided to receive Us, but that he would 
send Us for Dinner such as he could get in the Camp, And then presenting Us 
with Sirpaws We acknowledged the Honour done us and withdrew to a Tent he had 
order'd for that purpose, but having sent one of our's and seeing Imaum Saib 
wanted that for himself We desired him to get it excused that we made use of Our's, 
and inviting the French Gentlemen to go with Us to our Tent, We there received 
:a Dinner afso from Coja Abdulla Cawn. and about an Hour after Imaum Saib sent 



2 1 6 Becords of Fort St. Georga 



FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 17U3 

for Us to come and take leave of Coja Abdulla Cawn where after some discourse 
and Compliments on the Treatment received he gave Beetle and Perfumes and we 
took leave about two o'Clock, "When heing excessive Hot and at that Hour in the 
Camp unable to find above half our Coolys had many of them feinted in the way, 
and was soon sat down under almost ever}' Hush we came to, had a most Irksome 
and Sultry Journey to our Tents, and unable to reach them 'till Sunset. 

April the 9 th . Thought it unnecessary to go to the Durbar to Day. 

The 10 lh . Attended the Durbar and was afterwards received and treated in the 
Nabob's Appartments as before. 

The 11 th . Imaura Saib having told the Dubash that he would this Morning 
move for leave to get what was proper prepared for our taking leave of the Nabob. 
We attended the Durbar But seeing there was nothing said of it, He then told 
the Dubash that to Morrow being Tuesday and no Durbar he would go to Coja 
Abdulla Cawn and Consult upon forwarding our Affairs. 

Finding we shall be in want of more money to pay Durbar Charges and those 
of the returning Journey Agreed that the Dubash go and see if Buckanjee Cossidas 
is willing to let Us have 2000 Eupees on the Honourable the Governour and Council; 
The Dubash returning told Us that finding he made some Hesitation he said no more 
of it, As he could get us such a sum of the Guzerat Merchants, and accordingly in 
the Evening he brought Us 2000 Arcot Rupees of Poor Cbatamdoss Govardan doss 
for which agreed to give him a Bill accordingly and payable to Ragoor Verago 
Chitty of Madrass. 

April the 12 th . Imaum Saib went to Coja Abdulla Cawn and we waited at 
Home for his returning. 

The 1 = th . Imaum Saib being some thing indisposed on his return had no 
Opportunity to speak with him. 

The 14 ,h . Made our Compliments at the Durbar, and seeing nothing done for 
Us we returned to our Tents. 

The 15 th . Wrote a Letter to Imaum Saib complaining that the Death of 
several of our People, and the Sickness of many others so freightens the rest That 
they Declare they cannot stay longer with Us, And that if so, they would leave us 
destitute of any way to get Home. To intreat therefore that he will get our 
Business done, And leave for our return. He wrote in Answer that it should be 
done to morrow, And that we might prepare to send away our things. 

In the Afternoon Imaum Saib sent each of us a Sirpaw by hands of Sheer 
Mahmud Cawn Kiledar of Tagagara Upon which Tashereifd the Kil^dar with 
i Yards of Scarlet and gave Eleven Rupees to his Servants. 

The 16 th , Attended the Nabob at Durbar, after a short stay there he retired 
and sent for Us to an Inner Tent, where we were served with Coffee and the Fans, 
and after pome discourse the Nabob told Us, That as he was always desirous to 
have our Company. It could not be pleasing to him to think of our leaving him, 
But that as he was informed it was necessary to our Health and other Engagements, 
he ought to allow it ; and then told us if we came to Morrow Morning We should 
have Audience of Leave. 

The 17 th . April. About 10 o'Clock this Morning attended according to Yester- 
days Appointment and after sitting about half an Hour at the Durbar, The Nabob 
rose up and sent for Us within, where we were treated with the usual Honours, 
After which he told Us he had reason to be pleased with the Governours Courtisie 
in sendiug Us with Presents for him at so great a Distance, That though he may 
be in want of some things from Chinapatnam, he expects no more presents from 
him And that if the Governour should not let his People pay for them it would 
forbid him ever asking any thing more of him. After this he said particularly he 
should want a few Uieat Guns and some Powder. Mortars and Shells, with a Gunner 
Practised in the Use of them ; We Answered that we should not fail on our Arrival 
to acquaint the Governour of His Excellencies Pleasure ; And Sirpaws being Ordered 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17 h3 217 



FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 17U3 

for the Governour and ourselves we were conducted by Imauin Saib to another 
Tent to receive them, and being there Invested with them, were led back again 
to the Nabob where making our Obeisances We took our Seats ou the Carpets and 
making a short stay there, took leave of the Nabob and returned to our Tents. 

This Afternoon sent all the remaining Goods to Imaurn Saib agreeable to a 
Message received from him to that purpose, Among which were those also Designed 
for Coja Abdulla Cawn, and Imaum Saib having also said That to save us a great 
of deal trouble) If we sent the Money for the Durbar Charges to him He would see 
it properly distributed. We thankfully received that Proposal, and thinking 500 
Eupees as little as could serve for that Purpose, We accordingly sent him that Sum 
to be so Distributed. 

In the Evening received the Nabob's Serpaw for the Governour made up in a 
Bundle covered with a White Cloth, As also a Pine Horse with a Slight Purniture 
upon hhx Which we ordered to be taken care of. 

Hussen Cawn Tahir who has the Management of Affairs of Sahib Zadda Son of 
our late Deceased Nabob of Arcot having taken some Notice of Us in Camp, Agreed 
'twill be proper that we send the Dubash to wait on him and see if he has any Com- 
mands for us to Madrass, He returned our Compliments and desired his respects to 
the Governour And after expressing a Dissatisfaction at the Slow Success of Sahib 
Zaddas hope3 for the Succession to his Pathers Province, and with a Person who had 
been Officious to obstruct him in it, He ordered a Sirpaw to the Dubash and so 
Dismissed him. 

Imaum Saib having said Yesterday that we might send away our things early 
this Morning, and again that we should do well to proceed ourselves after them 
directly upon taking leave of the Nabob, and that he would get the Synods intended 
for us Executed when in a few days Coja Abdulla Cawn would come to see the 
Nabob and send them after Us, which would be better than keeping us to stay for 
them any longer. Upon which considering that we have no particular Instructions 
to ask for any thing but in General to follow such directions as we should receive 
from Imaum Saib ; Agreed therefore and for the reasons mentioned the 15'". instant. 
That we set out on our return early to Morrow Morning, and, as the Coolys will 
not be able to carry us through so long a Journey as to Madrass directly, & 
without some stay to refresh them in the way ; That we go the Port 8". David Eoad 
believing it as near a way as any, and because we may from thence send a consider- 
able part of our Luggage" up by Sea and discharge the Coolys. 

April the 1 8 tb . Having agreeable to directions from Imaum Saib Tashereif'd 
the Nabobs Coffee and Fan Servants and paid One Hundred Eupees for Batta to 
Share Mahmud Cawne Peons and Servants, We set out from the Camp ;it about Six 
this Morning with a few Horse and Peons sent us by Imaum Saib and at Night got 
to Ootatore. 

April the 19 th . Came to Eunjengudda in the Evening. 

The 20 th . To Chepauk. 

The 2L 8t . Discharged Imaum Saib's Horse and in the Evening got to Trunama 
Nellore. 

The 22 d . In the Evening lodged at Patumbauk. 

The 23 d . Went into Port S'. David & stay'd there three days to refresh the 
People, Sent the Tents &c a . hy a Sea Conveyance to Poit S'. George aud dis- 
charged the Oxen and Coolys that earry'd them. 

The 27 th . Set out for Fort S*. George, for leaving M r . Harrison considerably 
indisposed. 

The -9 th . Receiving Advice that Imaum Saib had desired the Horse and Sirpaw 
we have CT ot with Us from the Nabob may be Lodged at S l . Thome, aud that his 
Son may carry it into Town. 

May the l 6t . Sent the Horse and Sirpaw to be Lodged with the Hovildar of 
S'. Thome, Proceeded and arrived in Town and waited on the Governour in the 
Evening. 

1743—55 



213 



Recorih of hort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 17U3 ■ 

Aococft Expences of the Journey with the Present to Nizam al Muluek at Tri- 
chenoply attended by Mess rs . Thomas Eyre Samuel Harrison and John Hollond 
Yiz\ 

Coolys hired in Madrass & went through to Trichenoply 

435 ®P S . 2 each P 8 . 870 — — 

Battel 6 days to D<*. ® f 8 . 1.40 108 27 — 



D°. hired on the Koad from Condatore to 



Trichenoply 
Batta 6 days... 



13 



P 8 . 25 



16 40 
9 — 








28 


25 


40 


From Conjevernm for Chinjee 


24 


9 


18 


20 


From Polrambaucum 


5 


— 


15 


— 


From Trivetore to Chinjee 


23 


8 


18 


— 


From Chinjee to Tricbenoply 


83 


68 


10 


4D 


From the Mount to U°. 


1 with Batta 


2 


12 


— 


From Chaoly Moodu to Chinjee 


1 


— 


22 


— 


From Ingoolan to Trichenoply 


1 


1 


27 


— 


From Numbadue to ~D°. 


1 


1 


21 


— 


From Chitaput to D°. 


14 Do 

166 


19 


13 


— 










xen From Madrass to Trichenop] 


y 77 ®P 8 . 3* 


269 


18 





Six days Batta 


® £". 3 #* day ... 


38 


18 


— 


From Conjeverum to Chinjee 


15® f««. 31! 


13 


4 


40 


From Chinjee to Trichenoply 


19®P«. 2 


38 


— 


— 


From Madrass to D°. 


5®3J- 


17 


18 


— 


8 days "Batta 


ffl ft. 3 


3 


12 


— 



978 27 



- 141 2 20 



Batta to Coolys 252 kept at Trichenoply for the returning 
Journey from 2*. to the 18 th . April is 16 days ® 
6.1* * 

Oxen Batta to 30 kept at Triohenoply for the returning 
Journey from the 2 d . to the 18 th . April is 16 days ® f 8 . 3. 



379 34 40 



For the returning Journey. 

Coolys from Trichenoply to Fort S*. David 73 ® ft. 27 ... 
Do from D°. to Madrass 179 ® P«. 1 12 

252 

Batta at Fort S fc . David to Coolys 179 continued 4 days 



OxENCooly from Trichenoply to Fort 8*. David 13 1 
Do. From" Do. to Madrass 17-3 

— 30 
Batta at Fort St. David to 17 Oxen continued ® f s 



' P*. 1*. 

224 ... 



Peons Batta Viz*. 

To Vencuty Kistna Chief Peon at ft. 12 ty Day from 17 a . 

March to the 2 d . May is 55 days 
6, Corporal Peons from 7 th . March to the 27 th . is 19 ® 

ft. 2 

Ditto from 26 th . Do- to 18 April 23 ® ft. 3. 

Ditto 17 April to 2 May 13 ® ft. 2. 

128 Companys Peons batta for 19 days as above ® ft. 1, 

Do. 23 days Do. ® ft. \\ 

D». 13 " ® ft. 1. 

— 55 days 



54 27 
23S 24 



19 32 



12 — 



18 12 



122 2t 



276 34 
Carried Over Pa -odas 



313 11 



22 — 



2089 24 



Diary and Consultation Book, .17 'kS 



FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 17 U3- 

Brpught Over Pagoda 



To the Pedenaigues Corporal Peon 

32 days ® f s . 2 P. 1 28 

23 days ® 3 1 33 

To 64 Peons for 19 days ® R 1 ... 38 28 

D J 10 days® 1£ ... 26 24 

38 D°. 13 days® If ... 20 21 

D°. 13 .. ® 1 .., 13 26 



Servants Batta 

Paupa Braminy Chief Dubash his Alio- 



wance 55 days 


.. P R . 55 


Gratuity to D° 


25 


The Persia Mulla D°, 


® f». 24 


Comrapa Warehouse Conicoply 


D°. 6 


Ditto 




Woodundee Paymasters 0°. 


ffi 6 


Nallina Peon & Cooly D°. 


® 6 


Tipana Butler 


® 2 


Poliredy D°. 


® 2 


Veerapa D°. 


® 2 


Kistna Compradore 


D°. 


3 Servants to M r . Eyre 


D°. ea. 


3 D°. to M r . Harrison 


D°. 


3 D°. to Cap*. Hollond 


D°. 


2 Cooks 




1 Tandel 


® f». 3 


12 Lascars to set up the Tents 


® 2 ea. 


2 ''hul'dars 


2 


1 Shaving Barber 




1 Wig Barber 32 days ® K 1. & 23 ® f ". If 


2 Washermen 


D°. 


2 Carpenters 


D°. 


2 Smiths 


D°. 


2 Bricklayers 


D°. 


1 Tentmaker 


®f*. 2 , 



98 16 



86 2 J 



9 


6 


— 


9 


6 


— 


3 


2 


— 


3 


2 


— 


3 


2 


— 


3 


2 


— 


9 


6 


— 


9 


6 


— 


9 


6 


— 


6 


4 


— 


4 


21 


— 


36 


21 


— 


6 


4 


— 


3 


2 


— 


1 


30 


40 


3 


25 


— 


3 


25 


— 


3 


25 


— 


3 


25 


— 


3 


2 


— 



2089 24 60 



375 14 — 



Country Musics. Viz . 
1 Trumpet ® f«. 2 P". 3. 2. 1 Horn P<». 1. 30. 40. ... 
1 Gossangee fa. 1 & 1£ Ps. 1. 30. 40. 1 Tomtom 

P*. 1. 30. 40 

1 Horsekeeper ® f». 2 P B . 

ID . 1 & 1} 

4 Grass Cutters 1 

1 Packer 1 



3 Camel Drivers ® f s . 1 
2 Packers 55 days ® 1 
.1 D°. 29 D°. 



3 


2 


— 


5 


19 


40 


6 


4 


— 


1 


19 


— 


3 


25 




1 


7 


40 



32 40 

25 — 



4 32 40 



Carrisd Over Pagodas 



304 19 40 

2769 22 20 



220 Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 17U3 

Brought over Pagodas ... 2769 22 



Servants Wages 




2 Chubdars 


® P^. 1 'fc> Month 


1 Peons Conicoplv 


1* 


1 Shaving Barber 


1* 


1 Oooly Oonicoply 


for the Goods 


I Wig Barber 


1 


2 Washermen 


fa. 30 


2 Carpenters 


1| eacb. 


2 Smiths 


1* D°. 


2 Bricklayers 


1* Do 


1 Tentmaker 


1 


1 Country Musiek 


f". 30 


2 Horsekeepers 


1. 24 — 


2 Grass Cutters 


— 20 ea. 



3 


24 


— 


2 


27 


— 


2 


27 





2 


27 


— 


1 


30 


— 


8 


2 





5 


18 


— 


5 


18 





5 


18 


— 


1 


30 


— 


1 


19 


— 


3 


2 


— 


2 


2 


— 



Gratuity Disbursements on the Moors Peons and 
Servants Viz*. 

March 12 Given for advice brought from the Camp 

Rupees .. ... ... ... ... 1 — — 

16 by the Dubash to the Kildar 

of Trivitore ... ,.. ... 15 

To his Hircaras 3, Gardner 1 ... 4 

— 19 — — 

17 By the Dubash to the Kiledar of Chingee. 20 — — 
to-bis Maldars for Provisions brought us. 5 — — 
to his Danceing Girls ... ... ... 3 — — 

to his Maldars for Fruits brought Us ... 2 — — 

to his Gardner f . 9, to the Shroff Es. 2. 2 9 — 
Subsistance to two European Deserters 

returning with Us ... 3 — — 

21 By the Dubash Visiting the Kiledar of 

Ilwanavsore ... ... ... ... 15 — — 

28 to Peons hastening with advice from 

Camp ... ... ... ... ... 6 — 

26 to a Servant from Wolgundaporum ... 1 — — 

28 to 25 Horsemen Guarding the Goods 

10 days from Ginjee 350 — — 

29 to the Tagngara Peons 50 .. ... 150 — — 

to Irnaum Saibs Peons 45 10 days. 40 7 40 

to the Ching' e Hircara ... ... ... 10 — — 

by the Dubash to Imaum Saib on his l 8t . 

Visit 24 — — 

by D°. to some Fakeers ... 5 — — 

30 to the Nabob's Cbubdars 25 — — 

to the Mauldars bringing a Dinner ... 20 — — 

to L)°. of Imaum Saib for D°. ... ... 6 — — 

31 To the Nabob's Mauldars bringing Fruit. 10 — — 
to an Arisbeeg ... ... ... ... 4 — — 

To the Nabob's Hircara to attend us ... 2 — — 

April 1 To d°. Mauldars bricging Dinner ... 20 — — 

2 ToD°. D°. ... 10 — — 

3 To D°. D°. Fruits ... 8 — — 

4 ToD°. ... 5 — — 

5 to D°. ... 5 — — 

7 to Peons & Cooly from Fort S*. David 

with Provisions ... ... ... 4 — — 

8 to Coja Abdulla Cawn's Mauldar with D°. 16 — — 
to Imaum Saib's Horsemen to Coja 

Abdulla Cawn's Camp 20 — — 

1 D°. Mauldar 1 — — 

April 9 To Coja Abdulla Cawn's Servants at 

Durbar 80 — — 

to D°. Mauldars with a Dinner next Day. 20 ■ — — 

10 to Nabob's D°. with D° .".. 5 — — 



41 28 



Carried over Eupees ... 918 4 40 

Carried over Fagodas ... 2811 14 2& 



Diary and Consultation Book, T7\3 



:2L 



Pagodas 2811 14 20 



40 



FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 17U3- 

Brought over ... 
Disbursements to the Moors Peons & 

Servants brought over Eup 3 . 918 

11 to Peons bringing in 5 Oxen detained on 

theEoad 6 — — 

Given to our own Servants at Coja 

Abdulla Cawn's Camp 4 — — 

to Mauldars of Imaum Saib with 

Victuals 2 — — 

to Nabob's D°. with an Antelope ... 5 — — 

Subsistance to two Deserters returning 
with us 2 — — 

14 to lmaum Saibs Mauldars with Provi- 

sions 2 — — 

15 on receiving Sirpaw from Imaum Saib ... 11 — — 
to his Mauldars E s . 2 D°. 2 4 — — 

17toD° ... 2 6 — 

for Batta to the Tagara Peons 50 ... 100 — — 

For Durbar Charges Distributed by Imaum 



to the Nabob's Chub- 




dar's & Maldars &o a . 


Es. 300 


to Mahomud Anwar 




Oawn's D°. 


50 


to Moorsive Cawn's 




D° 


50 


to the Meer Busy's ... 


50 


to 


25 


to Tauroo Cawn's 


25 



18 to the Nabob's Hiroara's 

to Imaum Saib's Maldars 
20 to the Vakeel i 

to Kiledar of Eunjunguda's Peons 

to Servants of Share Mahomud Cawn . . . 

to Imaum S«ib's Horsemen attending Us. 

to D°. Peons 

Batta to the Nabob's Hircara's 

27 to Bangapilla's Servants with Fruits 

to the Tripolors Braminy's with D°. 

Paid Burying 4 Cooly s Dyed 

to a Manager with Provisions 

Subsistanre to two Deserters returning 
with Us 

Coolys with Provisions from Fort S*. 
David 

Conimeer Braminy with Ditto ... 

Given at several Choultry s 

Eupees 
at Rup 8 . 300 f 100 Pa«. ... 

Feeding three Camels earring [sic] the Tents. 
Mer 
Horse Gram for 55 days at 1| a day is 82^ Mer 1 *, ... 
Brimstone 1 Seer f 8 . 20. Physiek root 1 seer f 8 . 12, Cooly 

beating D°. fa 8 . 2 20, Oyl 9 seer fa 8 30 

Dayly Straw & Physiek as "9 Accout particulars for 
55 days ... 

Feeding 4, Horses (two of the Present & 2 Working D°. 
Horse Gram 57, Mercals at Several prices 

Black D°. 7 

Dayly Straw, firewood & Physiek 

Oyl for Lights to Guard the Goods & Tents. 

Oyl seer at sundry prices as f Acco*. Particulars 

D°. 140 D°. received from Fort B*. George 



500 — — 



1708 



7 40 



16 10 40 

1 23 — 



2 20 

23 30 



12 30 



19 25 50 



29 



Carried forward Pagodas 



20 



1743- 56 



222 



Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 17 kS 



Brought forward 
Table Expences 

Provisou of Meate, Greens &c a . as f the Butlers Bill. 103 3 50 

D°. of Wines, Liquors &c a . as f D° 133 16 — 

Disbursed by the Paymasters Conicoply Viz*. 

FlTTIA'G UP THE TENTS. 

Cotton thread 

Taylors Oooly 

Dungaree 2 peices 

Timbers 1 for Tent Poles ... ■•• 

Peggs500 

Mallets 2 

Sawyers Cooly 

Cooly hire for bringing Timber to the Sawyers 

Carpenters 15 

Iron 50 lb < 

Mending tbe Stools, Leather 

Tent Lines 8 

LanthornsS ... ... ... ... • - 

Holland's Duck 3 Yards .. 
Pump Nails 7o0 f s . 4. 40 Marline 1 Skein i 8 . 3 
Lurope Twine \ lb f s . 3. 60, Europe hand line 1 f 3 . 12. 
Bed Salloes 1 peiee P s . 1.9 Blue Salloes 2 peices 

P.l. IB. — . ... 

White Salloes 2 D°. 1 . 12 Leather Buckets 2 f 8 . 12 ... 

Broad Cloth Blue Midling, 2\ Yards 

Perpetuanoes Ordinary 8^- 

Wood Oil for cleaning the Pallenqueens 

Taylors Cooly for covering Pallenqneen Bamboo 

D°. for D°. of Mullah 

Giughams 2 peices 

Cooly hire for bringing Pallenqueen Bamboo 

Taylors Cooly for sundries ... 

Battans for Pallenkeens, Auda & Guglets 

Silk Line for D° 

Leather Bags for Water 6 

Wax, Oil, & Toyer for D° 

Mats to lay the Bales on 

Wax Caudles 1 Maund ... 

Dammers 484 

Potts f s . 3. 70, Baskets 1, f s . 1, Sticks for Mumaty 

handles 3 f 8 . 4 

Water Hopes f 8 . 1, Baskets 4 f 8 . 2, Bamboos 2 f 8 . 5 

Duppers 4 f 8 . 10 

Paid hire of a Dooly Bamboo 

Silk thread lor use in the Journey 

Paid Cooly for sundries brought after Us 

Paid Washermen for Soap, Conjee Eice & Timber for 

beating the Cloth 

Paid Barber for Grinding Razors 

D?. Smith for Tincoal P. 2. 20 Charcoal f 3 . 4.40 

D°. for Burying a Dead Horse near the Tents 

D . a Doctor for Phy sick for the Sick People 

D°. the Oxen-fellow for his Ox that Dyed on the 

Uoad - 

Long Cloth Old Torn 5 p* 83 . for Dewatys 

Turbands 7 to the Dubashes & Peons 

Long Cloth Fine 3 peices for Coats D°. 

Long Cloth 6 peices for 36 Coats to l-allenqueen Boys. 

D°. 2 D°. for Sashesto D°. 

D°. 1/3 for the Horsekeepers 
Betteelas 18 D°. for Turbands to D°. 
Cainbriok D°. 1 D° used in the Presents 



Pagodas 3466 4 20 



236 19 50 



._ 


8 


40 


— 


34 


— 


2 


10 


64 


8 


— 


— 


1 


18 


— 


— 


21 
9 
8 


— 








— 


24 


— 


2 


28 
3 
18 


— 


4 

7 


- 


30 





— 


7 


i0 


— 


15 


60 


2 


27 





1 


24 


— 


"a 


6 


6 a 


2 


4 


40 





6 





— 


9 

2 

22 


— 


1 


40 


— 


— 


20 





19 


— 


— 


14 

2 


— 


4 


28 


40 


— 


29 


60 


3 


27 


._ 


4 


6 


20 


- 


8 


70 


- 


18 
5 
2 


- 





60 


— 


31 


— 





13 





— 


12 


— 


— 


6 

12 
24 


6<» 


1 


- 


2 
7 


18 


z 


4 


11 


40 


10 


18 


— 


15 


— 


— 





— 


— 


— 


27 


— 


9 


— 


— 


3 


18 


— 



Crrrie d Over Pag 8 . ... 120 26 74 

Carried Over Pagodas ... 3702 23 



70 



Diary and Consultation Book, 17 k^ 223 

FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 17 h3 

Brought Over ... Pagodas 3702 23 70 
Brought Over Pagodas ... 120 26 74 

Sash 1 for Horsekeeper — 6 — 

Paid Cooly for bringing Provisions from Fort S*. David 

to ... 

Paid D°. for D°. from D°. to Trichenoply ..'. 
D°. Peon for coming along with Coolys D°. 
D°. D°. for carrying a Letter to Fort S*. David 
D°. Lascars with Provisions from D°. ... 

122 16 74 
Account of what Coolys Deserted in the Journey and the 
advances paid them — 

5 Boat People run away at tbe Mount 

10 D°- D°. at Conjeveram 

16 Tank Diggers D°. at Chevelymarr ... 

3 Chinam fellows D°. at D° ,. 

17 Head Coolys D°. at Vessmungallam 

4 Maquars D°. at Ball Chittys Choultry 

1 Paullemootah D°. at D° " 

4 Dewaty fellows D°. at D° 

3 Commatys D°. at D°. 

22 Maquars brought to Ball Chittys Choultry & 
they escaped from thence 

14 D°. of Trimalecnncy de&erted at D° 

2 Mootal's People 

101 

2 Doddy Mootiapa's People who took leave of us 
from Chiujee 

5 Ditto Nellamoota's Do. ... 

10 Coolys Do 

15 Fishing Maquars sent after us but did not 

arrive in time 

133 Coolys Deserted 71 22 — 

Durbar Dresses for Visiting the Nabob — 

M r . Eyres as <$• Account particulars amounting to 
M r . Harrisons 

Captain Hollonds ••• 284 — -- 

M r . Parson's 92 — — 

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Servants 

Soosies Fine 2 peices 16 — — 

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INDEX 



Abdulla Cawn 


165 


Aoheen 


94,173 


Adeapa 


152 


Admiral Vernon 


... 26, 27, 29, 43 


Adrian 


153 


Affleck, Samuel 


. 71,154,164,201,211 


Aga Riery, Panus .. 


74 


Aga Piery, Thaddeus 


74 


Ahinud Cawn Taran . 


... 37,46,52,58, 


09,75, 86, -92, 


103, 107, 118, 126, 137, 


142, 147, 156, 


167,172, 180,184, 190, 




195, 207, 208 


Allen, Kobert 


... 124,163,207 


Alley Doost Cawn 


[Doost Ally 


Uawn] 


48, 57 


Allumparra ... 


50 


Altham, M r 


206 


Amsterdam ... 


106 


Anandaporum 


213 


Andeapah Chitty 


64 


Andiapah [Andiapa] 


... 50, 51, 57, 73, 




102, 152, 153, 154, 167 


Andrews, John 


13,117,203, 



204, 211 

Aniengo 52,77,94,102,105, 

109, 111, 112, 117, 124, 132, 149, 150, 

162, 165, 190, 192 

Anthony, John ... ... ... 33, 44 

Arbuekle, Joseph ... 77, 145, 155, 156 

Arcot 19,20,21,22,23,36, 

39, 47, 48, 49, 54, 55, 59, 62, 63, 70, 

73,79,81,83,112,113,201,217 

Armagon ... ... ... ... 136, 140 

Arraoan ... ... ... 65 

Arronachilum ... ... ... 153 

Aspinwall, Richard 34, 45 

Assud Meer ... 213 

Auddy 69 

Audiapa [Audepa] Naick 19,21,23 

Augusta 149, 150, 162, 166, 16' 



B — cord. 
Benjamin ... ... ... ... 94 

Benjar 80 

Benyon 102 

Benyon, Richard ... 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 
19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 
33, 34, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 43, 44, 47, 
48, 49, 50, 51, 53, 54, 55, 57, 59, 63, 
64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 70, 72, 74, 75, 77, 
78, 79, 80, 81, 83, 85, passim. 

Berriman, Frances 26 

Betsey Scooner 149, 173, 207 

Black Town, the 78, 82, 84 

Boddam, Charles ... 24, 40, 71, 163, 210 
Bohemia ... ... ... ... 54 

Bombay 38, 52, 94, 96, 102, 

105, 108, 109, 111, 124,128, 132, 133, 
145, 147, 149, 150, 158, 162, 169, 189 

Bombay (sloop) 68, 69, 70, 72 

Bondar [Bundar] Singa 89, 152 

Boocunjee Caushedoss [Coshedoss] .. 59, 63, 
73, 79, 224 



Bookey, Mathew 


... 29, 36, 44, 46 


Bosett, Mons r 


215 


Bouchier 


150 


Bourchier, Charles ... 


71,164,211 


Bradford, Mary 


159, 171 


Bright, (ieorge 


... 1,28,72,138 


Brillant (brigantine) .. 


158, 169, 173, 174 


Britannia 


... 94,102 


Browne, John 


143 


Bruce, Robert 


77, 78 


Buckanjee Cossidas .- 


... 213,215,216 


Budderdeen Hussain Khan 


97 


Buffar, John 


159,17.1 


Buzman, Edward 


149 



Burrow, Cap*. Christopher ... 103, 105, 146, 
148, 155, 160, 161, 166 

Burton, Augustus 50, 51, 57, 73, 

96, 102, 179, 1?8 
Bussorah ... ... 62,145,149,150 

Byers, John 3,174 



Babarow 213 


C 






Baillie, Robert 136 


Caam Chitty 




152 


Baillie, Thomas 85, 95 


Cadapauck 




19, 23 


Balasore ., 70 


Caesar .. 




48 


BallGruah. 153,154 


Calcutta 


'.'.'. 74 


112, 169 


Banks, W. ... 133, 157, 182, 195, 202, 


Callingapatam 




47 


207,211 


Calviner, James 




89 


Barbut, M r 38 


Campion, Henry 


65,"80, 84,' 


109, 145, 


Barlow, Nathaniel ... 71, 164, 200, 203 






155 


Barton, James 149,167 


Candia 




63 


Batavia 80, 84 


Cape, Cap*. Jonathan 


143, 145, 


150, 151 


Bay, the 94 


Cape, the 




147 


Beck, John 96 


Carnatica [Cornatica] 




20,22 


Bencoolen 80,81,84,95 


Carolina (sloop) 


.'" 18l", 


187, 193 


Bengali [Bengal] ... 1, 6, 7, 9, 15, 18, 19, 


Carvalho, Antonha ... 




197 


29, 32, 42, 49, 62, 63, 65, 67, 71, 72, 


Carvalho, Simon 




47 


74, 77, 78, 80, 81, 83, 84, 85, 96, 102, 


Cassamajor, Noah ... 


26, 53, 71 


, 84, 104, 


109, 110, 111, 112, 117, 124, 128, 129, 




116, 134 


164,211 


130, 131, 132, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 


Cassawa Acharloo 




22,23 


143,149, 150, 158, 106, 167, 174, 176, 


Ceres ... 




102,111 


186, 187, 189, 198, 200, 206 


Ceyloan 




63 


1743—57 









225 



C — cont. 

Chaokarum 89 

Chamberlain, Ellis 65 

Chaoly Mooda 218 

Charles Point 29,31,32 

Charming Molly \_Molldy] (sloop) ... 1, 30, 32, 

200 
Chatamdoss Govardan ... ... 216 

Chelumbrum ... ... ... ... 35 

Chepauk „ 217 

Chevelvmarr ... ... ... ... 223 

Chile Nessalore 213 

China 54, 56, 60, 94, 102, 103, 111 

Chinapanaick, Damerla .,. ... 125 

Chinapatam see Madrass 214 

Chindadre [Chindadry] Pettah ... 19,21, 

22, 23, 112, 113 

Chingee [Chinjee] ... 212, 218, 220, 223, 

224 

ChinTomby 85,152 

Chintomby Chittee, Manawaucam ... 73, 92, 

119, 126, 132, 141, 208 

Chintomby Chittee, Nairo Cashava 137, 142, 

208 

Chitaput 212,218 

Cholamdoss Govardhandoss ... 81 

Choromandell, the Coast of ... 1 

Choudree Moodelee 125,140,208 

Choulumbade ... ... ... 212 

Chumboodoss ... 178 

Churchy, John 211 

Clarke," Bartholemew 6, 19 

Clarke, Ensg n 48 

Clive, Robert 211 

Cochin 90 

Cog Chitty 35 

Coja Abdulla Cawn [Khan] ... 55, 59, 

60, 62, 113, 1 14, 135, 201, 202, 212, 

213, 215, 216, 217, 220, 221 

Coja Araton 77 

Coja Jacob , 96 

Coja Maul, Joanes 74 

Coja Nahmah Tullah Cawa ... 201 

Coja Petrus 39, 53, 55, 59, 97, 114 

Coja Tarcawn 72 

Cola [Colla] Singa 35, 152, 153 

Colerone ... 213 

Collatee 154 

Collatore 166 

Collings, Michael 104, 149 

Colombo 96 

Comrapa 35, 152, 154, 194 

Comrapa, Nellamoota [Nellamutta]. 38, 57, 
73, 132, 140, 166, 172, 198 
Comrapa, Terimangalam [Tremun- 

galom] ... 50, 57, 63, 73, 75, 92, 174, 
181,184,195 

Comrapah, Atty Putty 173, 184 

Conaca ... ... ... ... 65 

Concession (brigantine) 47 

Conde 64 

Conditore 212,218 

Conjevaram [Conjeverum] 21, 212, 

213,218,223 

Conner, John 157 

Cook, Bernard 178,191 

Cook, Thomas 199,211 

Cooladen (Eaja) ... 27, 53, 71, 84, 104, 
116, 149, 165, 178 

Cope, Henry Ill, 164, 207, 211 

Coringa [Coringo] 12, 13, 187 



... 198 


200 




191 


71, 129 


164 


... 113 


114 


. 


33 




33 


29, 43 


204 


29, 43 


204 


29,43 


204 




34 


'.'.'. 193, 


210 


... 1, 


204 




96 


'.'.'. 161, 


187 




154 




153 


2, 49 



C — cont. 
Cornwall 

Corris, John 

Court, Eiohard 

Cuvelong ... 

Cradoek, M". 

Cradock, Flore ntia 

Crawford, Ann 

Crawford, George 

Crawford, Gideon 

Creighton, David 

Croke, Edward 

Crompton [Cromptan], Lieut*. 
Crosse, John ... ... ... 

Cuddalore 

Culvineer, James 

Cundapah 

Cuttack 



Da Costa, Anthony 33,44 

Da Silva, Manoel 72 

Dassaree [Dossery] 89,153,154 

D'Avernes Baron, Anthony Lopez 

Suasso 33 } 44 

De Aga, Nazar 74 

Dean, Lewis 135 

De Bordau, Peter 34 

Defoe, Daniel 34 

De Gingins. Rodolph ... 49, 51, 71, 94 

De Graces, Elias Manoel ... ... 72 

De Gregorio, Coja Miguel ... ... 121 

De Ita [Itta], Hyeronimo [dyreo- 

nimo] 82,85 

De Itta, Narberg Pedro 85 

De La Vigne, David 95 

De La Vigne, Malachias 1U6 

Delton, Francis 193,194 

De Morgan, William 166, 174 

Dermashivy Chitty 35 

De Silva, Manuel 105 

De Silveira, Maria Rosa 197 

De Surat, Thaddeus 74 

Deveil, M r 89 

Devonshire ... ... ... ... 34 

Diddee Gruapah, see Gruapah, Diddee. 
Doost Ally Cawn, see Ally Doost 

Cawn. 

Dorril, M r 150 

Drake, Dowsowne [Dawsonne] ... 71, 164, 

211 

Drake, George ... 25, 41 

Dratncoond, Andrew 24, 41 

Duke , 110,111, 

112, 118, 120, 129, 130, 133, 135, 143, 

157, 200, 201, 204, 207 

Duke of Cumberland (sloop) ... 85, 95 

Durham, William 23, 37, 173, 174 



East Indies, the 




1 


Eokman, Peter 
Edgebaston 


20, 3&,'*63 


65, 94 
189 


Egmore 


.'.'.' 20," 21 


73, 92 


Elwick, Nathaniel ... 





201 



Emaum Saib, see Imaum Saib. 

Empson, Mathew [Matthew] ... 34, 45, 

70, 157, 163, 171, 210 



227 



'E—cont. 



England ... 

7, 8, 18, 24, 26, 28. 
36,37,42,51,54, i 
110, 111,112,119, 
143, 145, 147, 148, 
160,161, 166, 168, 

Enterprise (ketch) 

Eriok, John 

Ernavore 

Essex (brigantine) . . . 

37, 
Europe 

53, 54, 55, 60, 117, 

Exeter 39, 

129, 145, 150, 152, 
Experience (sloop) .. 
Eyre, Thomas ... 1, 

17, 19, 20, 24, 26. 

37,38,39,40,41. 

51,52,53,54,55 

65, 66, 68, 70, 72, 



1,2,6, 

30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 
59, 77, 80, 9 4, 96, 
120, 121, 123, 129, 
150, 157, 158, 159, 
175, 177, 184, 187, 
189, 198, 207 

94, 95 

165, 178 

19, ^0 

23, 24, 
,166,173,174, 182 

9, 19, 

, 124, 148, 161, 206 
'. 47, 102, 104, 105, 
158, 165, 178, 200 
13,28,65 
2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 16, 
28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 
46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 
57, 59, 62, 63, 64, 
75,77,78,79,81, 
82, 83, 85, passim. 



Facfceerah Tandel 

Fackerally Morahcub 

Falcon, Constatine 

Falmouth (sloop) 

Fanny 

Fatarahemaanee 

Fazee Salam 

Fenton, John 

Fereira, John 

Field, James 

Fielde, John 

Floyer, Charles 

Fonseca, M r . 

Fordham, James 

Fort Marlborough [Marlbrd] 



173 
104 

... 63, 149 

... 77, 78 

145, 146, 149 

... 77,78 

111 
... 94, 200 

197 
... 143, 146 

164 
... 204, 210 

136 

24, 41 

... 6. 19, 25. 



27, 38, 52, 53, 57, 69, 70, 71, 80, 

82, 84, 103, 104, 112, 116, 134, 149, 

162, 165, 169, 173, 174, 176, 178, 

186, 189, 201 

Fort St. David ... 1, 8, 9,10, 11, 12, 14, 

23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 30, 33, 35, 37, 51, 
56, 57, 66, 72, 73, 77, 81, 82, 90, 
92, 102, 104, 105, 107, 108, 111, 
117, 124, 126, 128, 131, 133, 134, 
140, 143, 149, 158, 159, passim. 

Fort St. George (brigantine) ... 32, 63, 

94, 128 

Fort St. George ... 1,4,5,9,10,11,12, 

13, 14, 26, 30, 31, 32, 34, 39, 47, 50, 

68, 71, 74, 76, 81, 87, 88, 89, 120, 

123, 137, 148, 151, 164, 176, 178, 

192, 200, 205, passim 

Fort William ... 6, 19, 65, 69, 109, 131, 

143, 151, 157, 166, 167, 170, 200, 

206 

Fowke, Edward 110,163,210 

Fowke, Joseph 71,163,210 

Fowke, Eandall ... 1,2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 14, 
15, 17, 19, 20, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 
36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 
51, 53, 54, 55, 59, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 
68, 70, 71, 72, 74, 75, 77, 78, 79, 80, 
81, 83, 85. passim 

Fournier, Mons r 95 



F- 



■cont. 
29, 34, 36, 43, 45, 46, 



Foxall, Sidney 

70, 79, 83, 92, 93, 110, 121, 123, 

126, 127, 157, 163, 171, 188, 190, 

195, 196, 210 

France ... 8, 160, 161, 179 

Franken, Ens n 106 

Furruokseer 63 

Futty Chund [Futtichand, Futtachand]. 66, 69, 

133 



Galatea \_Galiiia~] 


... 30, 49, 70, 72, 




166, 173 


Ganges, the 


67 


Gardiner, James 


95,96 


Gaunapa Moodelaire 


... 57, 181, 195, 




208 


Gauna Pondaram 


21 


Gay, E. Somerville ... 


174 


George 


13 


Giles, Eobert 


30 


Gingee 


82 


Glen, Andrew 


... 95,96 


Gloster, Alley 


203 


Goddard, John 


29,42,155 


Goddard, Joseph 


108, 145, 155, 156, 




161 


Godwin, John 


34 


Golcondah 


... 20, 21. 22. 23 


Golightly, M'. ... 26, 53, 71, 84, i04. 


116, 134, 


148, 165, 178, 191, 




202 


Gombroon [Goombroon] 


... 149, 150, 




205 


Gongadarah Eyah ... 


3, 128, 140 


Gongavaram 


212 


Goodere, Eobert ... 1 


, 2, 12, 109, 121, 124, 




129, 131, 133, 211 


Goodwin, M r . 


19 


Goodwin, Corneiins ... 


70. 157, 163, 171, 




210 


Gopanl Chittee 


153 


Goring, Cap*. George 


... 65, 66, 67, 68, 


73, 74, 80, 81, 


83, 84, 85, 169, 173, 




174 


Goasard, John 


77, 95 


Grab Calcutta 


96 


Graham, John 


177, 181,194,210 


Grandison 


... 90,96 


Graves, M r 


150 


Great Britain 


94, 102, 144, 200 


Great Britain 


65 


Greenhaugh, Samuel 


71, 72, 164, 175, 




177, 184, 211 


Gregorio, Michael ... 


122 


Griffeth, M r . 


109 


Gruah 


152 


Gruapa ... ... 


35, 153 


Gruapa, Quotambaucum 


... 3, 125, 128, 




140, 208 


Gruapah, Diddee 


... 86, 94, 198, 208 


Guyger, Gasper 


34 


QjfEord, Katherine ... 


190,192 



Hagg, Frederiok ... 28, 29, 32, 37, 42 

Hajeejee Cawn Taran ... 37, 46, 52, 58, 

69, 75, 86, 92, 103, 107, 118, 126 

137, 142,147, 156, 167, 172, 180 

184, 190, 195, 207, 208 



228 



Hally burton, M r 
117, 13' 



H — cont. 



166, 169, 



13, 38, 49, 108, 
174, 181, 187, 
188, 200, 210 
204 
133,206, 207 
... 149, 158 
... 94, 102 
19, 24, 28, 32, 



Hall, Thomas 
Hanslapp, Cap*. Kobert 
Harpur, William ... 

Harrington 

Harris, Edward . . 6, 7, 

34, 36, 37, 38, 41, 47, 49, 51, 52, 53, 54, 

57, 59, 63 ,64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 70, 72, 74, 

75, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 85, 

passim 

Harrison, Samuel ... 55,62,63,70,72,79, 

81, 90, 194, 210, 217, 223 

Hart, Eawson 25, 41 

Eeathcoie 143, 144, 145, 148, ISO, 

151, 165, 178, 200, 207 

Henry, John 95 

Henry, William 20 

Hinde, John 143, 144, 145, 

147, 150, 151, 157, 158, 159, 160, 

161, 162, 163, 166, 167, 168, 170, 

173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 179, 180, 

182, 187, 191, 193, 194, 197, 198, 

passim 

Hindman, Cap'. Thomas ... 110,120,129, 

130, 200, 201, 206 

Hodjee Addee 53, 55, 59, 

Holcombe, Cap 1 . William 29,42 

Holland, John . 1, 20, 29, 38, 42, 55, 

62, 63, 72, 79, 81, 90, 94, 223 

Hollard, Ensg n 65, 69,77,131 

Holt, William 211 

Hornet Tiar 89 

Hopfcins, Charles 105,128 

Houghton ... ... ... ... 65 

Howard, Joseph 109,129 

Hubbard, James 157, 171 

Hussain Saib 47, 212 

Hussen Cooly Cawn 109 

Hutton, John 66 

Hydaree ... , 85,132 

Hyman, M r Ill 



Ilwanarsore 

Imaum [Emaum"| Sahib 
59, 62, 64, 70, 
146, 166, 191, 

India 

Ingellee 

Ingeram ... 11, 12 
73, 77,78, 93,' 
138, 165, 166, 
180, 187, 188, 

Inglis, Cornelius 
Ingoolan ... 
Irving, James 
Isabella 



Jackson, William 
Jaggernaut ... 
Jangalee 
Janozie (Raja) 
Japan 
Jenkins, Robert 



190, 



220 

[Saib] ... 18, 55, 

81, 112, 113, 114, 

201, 212, 214, 215, 

217, 220, 221 

9, 25, 26, 33, 189 

6, 19, 200, 206 

, 13, 23, 24, 37,70, 

108, 121, 124, 129, 

173, 174, 176, 178, 

192,193, 196, 

203, 210 

118, 120, 135 

2)8 

... Ill, 128 

28 



173, 191 

143 

128 

213 

54,60 

19 



J — cont. 



Jenny (brigantine) 
Jenny 



1,2 



149, 158, 

200, 205 

Jeweller, Thomas 34 

Johnson, William .. ... . 1,2,3, 

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 19, 20, 24, 26, 28, 30, 
32, 34, 36, 37, 38, 39, 41, 47, 48, 49, 
50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 58, 59, 63, 64, 
65, 66, 67, 68, 70, 72, 74, 77, 78, 79, 
80, 81, 83, 85, passim 

Jone?, W. . 26,53, 

71, 84, 104, 116, 134, 148, 165, 178, 

202 

Jones, George 159, 171 



Jones, Thomas 




157 


Joseph ; Maroot 




85 


Josias ... 




63 


Judda 




136 


Judda Merchant 




... 136, 138 


K 






Kellava Chitty 




35, 15?, 153 


Kellsall [Keleal], Henry 




... 13, 117, 
129, 139, 169 


Kent 




6, 12, 77, 81 


King William 




.. 29, 43 


King, William Smyth 




111,164,211 


Kistna 




219 


Kistna, Annamunta ... 




... 125,140 


Kistnah 




89 


Kistnajee, Pnntaloo ... 




87, 88, 123 


Kistnama Chitty, Anda 




137, 142, 208 


Eistna Molinga 




... 3, 52, 


57, 67, 75, 79, 92, 97 


107, 118, 126, 


130, 140, 144, 


155. 


159, 171,173. 


181, 184, 190. 195. 19< 


Knipe, Charles 




... 18, 20, 


24, 26, 29 


, 32, 48, 71, 94 


Knipe, Miss 




... 108, 126 


Kush, John Erick ... 




70 


L 






La Fleury 




... 108, 117 


Lalab Pettah 


... 


21 


Lancastar 




... 105, 128 


Lang ford, Thomas ... 




204 


Lawrence, Ambrose ... 




158 


Legg, John 




28, 31, 37, 71 


Leghorn 




... 121,122 


Leonard, Robert 




200 


Letheulier 




34 


Lethieulier, George ... 




130 


Linsra Cbitty 




... 47, 48, 


57, 115, 117, 


121", 


123, 138, 140, 




155, 156, 168, 208 


Lisbon 




122 


Lockyer, Charles 




... 29, 43 


Lodwick, M r . 




162 


London 




. . 41, 42, 


43,44 


46, 


51, 57, 155, 171 


Loubier, Henry 




... 33, 44 


Lowe, Cap*. Benjamin 




... 18, 19, 


26, 29, 30, 31 


32, 


33, 34, 36, 37, 
42, 44 


Lowman, Aaron 




34 


Lusitania 




... 119, 121 


Lutton, Samuel 




... 145, 149 


Lynn 


... 


26, 27, 94, 102 


Lyon, William 




... 161, 191 



229 



Maoao 59,72, 

73,74,85,105, 116 

Macket, M r 2<'0 

Mackneight, M r ... 161 

Macmahon, Jeremiah 1, 200 

Maddepollam [Madapollam] ... 1, 2, 3, 

11, 12, 13, 28, 38, 47, 49, 65, 72, 77, 
78, 108, 117, 124, 129, 130, 132, 
138, 139, 142, 145, 155, 161, 166, 
167, 169, 173, 174, 176, 180, 181, 
185, 187, 188, 189, 190, 191, 192, 
196, 199, 200, 203, 210 

Madepauck 166 

Madera _ 80, 85, 145 

Madrass [Madrasspatnam, China- 

patam] 2, IS, 

20,21,23,25,31,38,39,40,41,47, 

50, 51, 53, 54, 57, 58, 64, 66, 70, 73, 

74, 75, 76, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 85, 

112, 113, 143, 212, 217, 218, 224 

Maguntrum, Mola 64 

Mahmud Cawn Share TSheerJ ... 213, 

216, 217, 221 
Mahomnmd [Mahummud] Ally 

Sahib 97 

Mahommud [Mahummud] Hussairj 

Khan Tahir 

Mahomud Alii, Poaloor 

Mahomud Ally Beg 



Mahomud bux 
Mahomud Shaw 
Mahomud Sied Cawn 



Mahnd Anwar Cawn 
Malabar [Mallabar] Coast, the 



97 

26 

133 

77 

20,23 

21, 97, 

112,113, 111, 115 

215 

.. 32, 85, 
4, 162, 167 
82, 85, 133 

1 

IP, 73, 

74, 77, 82, 85, 95, 114 
Manimangalam TManincongalom, 

Manniniongalum] ... ... 19, 23 

Mannalley ... ... .- ... 23 

Mardoov" - 213 

Markashy ... ... ... ... 64 

Marlborough 65 

Martin, Cap*. Samuel Ill, 

112, 120, 129, 131 

Martins, Andrew ... 59 

Mary ... 28 

Mary ... _ 89,109,126 



Malacca 
Mallim pullah 
Manilha 



Manlore Petta 

Meer Allim 

Meer Assad ... 
Meerja Hussen Ally 
Meer Mucktada Cawn 
Mercury 

Mergee 

Mermaid 

Mersahib 
Mertins, Andrew 
Metchlepatam 

Michell, Edward 
Michell, Isaac 
Millikin. William ... 

Milner, Tempest 
Mocha 

1743—58 



212 

97 

201 

178 

213 

.. 94, 96, 161, 200 

63, 149 

149, 151 

191 

85 

13,62, 

78, 104, 117 

157, 171 

77,81 

32, 94, 

132, 167, 173, 203 

119, 122 

149, 150, 162, 167 



M — cont. 



Moco Moco ... 




... 173,174 


Mole, M. r . 




7, 110, 204 


Monson, William 




3, 25, 
29, 41, 43, 198 


Montague 




150 


Montford [Montforf] 




... 133, 157, 


168 


'182,200. 200,207 


Moodu 




152 


Moorteapa , 




153 


Moota, Pollia 




153 


Morris, John 




143 


Morse, Nicholas [Nicolas] 




... 1,2,3, 


6, 7, 8, 19, 20, 24, 


25, 


26, 28, 29, 30, 


32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 


37, 


38, 39,40,41, 


42, 43, 45, 47, 48 


49 


50, 51, 52, 53, 


54, 55, 57, 59, 63 


64 


65, 66, «7, 68, 


70, 72, 73, 74, 75 


77 


78, 79, 80, 81, 




82 


83 85, passim. 


Morton [Moretoti] 




130, 


132, 139, 142, 161, 


167 


169, 173, 187, 
2C3, 207 


Mosely, John 




191 


Mosely, Richard 




173 


Muctum Sahib 




190 


Mullah Fackirdean ... 




104 


Munro, Andrew 




... 71,164 


Murphew, Thomas ... 




136 


Murray, William ... 




143 


Mylne, Eobert 




... 102,111 


N 






N agree 


,,„ 


64 


Nahmah Tullah Cawn 




... 205, 206 


Nallina 




219 


Nancy (sloop) 




1,63 


Nangonaut ... 




63, 72, 149 


Nankin 




53, 55, 60 


I^aragaree 




154 



Nazam[Nizam]al Mulck [Muluok] 

[Asuf Jah(Jaw)] ... 53,55, 

56, 59, 60, "62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68, 79 

81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 90, 91, 92, 97, 112 

113, 114, 115, 119, 146, 171, 201, 212,' 

218 

NazviJung 39,53, 

55, 59, 60, 62, 212, 214, 215 

Negapatam [Nagapatam] .. 21, 104, 

108, 136, 137, 145 

Negore ... 2l 

Nella Chitty 152, 153 

Nella Chitty, Pegue ... 73,92,208 

Nellore 64 

Newcome, Henry ... ... ... 204 

Nicholas, Thomas ... .. ... 159,171 

Nicholls, Charles 211 

Ninapah 89 

Norris. Charles Savage 29, 43, 

71, 146,164,177,178,211 

Numbadue 218 

Nunes, Abraham Fernandes ... 25, 41 

Nunes, Jacob Fernandes 25, 41 

Nurse [Nourse], John 51,59, 

85, 102 



Octatore 
Oppyah 
Owanjan 



213 
26 

85 



230 



Parker, Hyde 

Parker, James ... •■ ... 

Parkinson, Samuel 

Parsons, Henry 
Parsons, Philip 
Patcharee ... ... 

Patua 

Patumbauk ... 
Paulo Pilla [Pillah] 

Paupa Braminy 

Pearson, Robert 

Pedda Naigue [Pedunaique] 

Pedda [Peda] Pollum 
Peers, Charles 
Pegue 



148, 166, 167 

... 198, 200 

94,95 

... 29,43 

68, 78, 223 

80 

6,69 

217 

... 37, 47 

152,212,219 

r,5 

... 26, 53, 

84, 104, 116 

19, 23 

36,46 

39,47, 72, 96, 104, 
151,193, 194 

102 

67 

19,23 

19,20 

35,154 

151,201 

212 

146, 177, 180, 194 

35 

... 53, 55, 56, 60 

149 

137,149,150,161 

128 

179 

160 

... 90, 96 

72, 116 

71,164,211 
... 109, 122, 186 
89 



Peiaree, Eichard 

Pengelly 

Perambauk [Perambauek] 
Perambore ... 
Pereival, M r . 
Percival, William ... 
Perimbadore ... ■■ 

Per mall 

Perpada Chitty 

Persia 

Persia, Grulph of- ... 
Phar Narsinga ... 
Phazee Salam 
Phoenix 

Phyzee Bux 

Pidgeon, John 
Pieaade \_Pieriadee~\ ... 
Pigot, George 

Pitt, Mr 

Pollea Mootah 

Polrambauenm 218 

Ponapa | Ponapah] Chitty [Chittee], 3, 49, 

57, 67, 73, 75, 92, 97, 107, 116, 126, 

130, 132, 140, 159, 171, 173, 181, 184, 

190, 191, 195, 196, 204 

Pondioherry 8, 16, 

18, 21, 37, 77, 95, 108, 114, 117, 121, 
160, 161.179,212 

Poodupauck 19,20 

Poonamalley [Pullamallee, Pala- 

malee] 20, 21, 

23,113,114 

Porto Bella (sloop) ... 68,69,70,73,77, 

78, 93, 94, 108, 109, 131 

Porto Novo 133 

Portugal 119,120 

Portuguese [Portaguese], the 74, 82, 8-5 

Powney, Henry 71,163,210 

Prince Edward 95,96 

Prince oj Wales ... - 96,108, 

109, 110,111,135,143, 157 

Prince, Eichard ... 23, 34, 45, 70, 73, 

77, 78, 93, 108, 121, 124, 129, 139, 

157, 180, 186,203,210 

Prince** Amelia ... Ill, 112, 118, 120, 

129,130, 131, 133, 135,157,200 

Princess Augusta ... 2,6,30,34,65,66, 

67, 73, 74, 80, 83, 85, 157, 167, 168, 169, 

173, 174, 189 

Princess Elizabeth ... 94,108,109,111 

Pritchard, Thomas 96 



P— eont. 
Puel, J.[I.P] 108,117 

Pullamallee, see Poonamalley. 
Pullicat [Palliacat] ... 95, 96, 104, 106, 108, 
136, 145, 165, 169 
102, 108, 124 



Pulteney 
Pvbus, Mr. 



133, 157, 183, 195, 
202, 211 



Quedah ... 77,200 

Queens Point 29, 31, 32 



Eaga Butloo 197 

Rajahmundrum 13, 109, 186 

Eamah 153 

Eamajan 20,21,23 

Eama Lingum 153 

BamaSunca 152,153,154,212 

Eamoodu ... ... ... ... 153 

Rand a Mood u 89 

Bangapa Chitty, Eangamar ... 173,184 

Bangapilla 212 

Eangia, Goorum 152 

Bansom, Jonathan 68, 72 

Bavenapah [Eavinapah] 177, 180, 194, 209 

Reynolds, Ann 204 

Eider, Arthur 71,164,211 

Eider, Sir Dudley 143 

Roberts, Jeremiah 151, 152 

Bobertson, John ... ... ... 136 

Eobertson, Walter „ 33 

Royal Guardian ... ... ... Ill 

Bunjengudda 217 



s 

Sadatulla Cawn Bahauder ... 20, 21, 22, 23 
Sadiamgoopam [Saudian Copang] ... 19, 20 

Sahib Zadda 217 

SK Anna 72,105 

S'.Carlot. 77,82,85,95 

S*. George 200 

6*. Helena 19,36,104 

SK John (sloop) 72,96 

S*. Joseph (brigantine) 95 

B*. Thomas Mount ...212,223 

8*. Tbome [Thoma]... 56, 91, 98, 113, 114, 

119, 121, 122,201,205,217 

Salem ... ... ... ... ... 144 

Salisbury ... 94, 96, 102, 108, 109, 111, 

112, 128, 130, 146, 148, 150, 155, 158, 

159, 160, 161, 166, 167, 169 

Sallazar ... ... ... ... 85 

Salomons, M r . 83 

S"«. Catharina 59, 85 

Sasbaohilum 89 

Sashachilum [Seshaohilum], Trivitee. 3, 37, 
46, 52, 58,"" 



Sastria 

Saunders, James 
Saunders, John 
Saunders, Thomas 



75, 98, 118, 126, 137, 
142, 147,' 156, 167, 172, 180, 184, 
190, 195, 207, 208 

154 

29,43 



25,68,72,95, 109,121, 



Savage. George 



124, 129, 131, 133, 181, 188, 210 



24.40 



231 



S — cont. 
Savage, Joh D 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 19, 20, 

24 26, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 36, 37, 
38, 39, 40, 41, 44, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 
51, 53, 54, 55, 57, 59, 63, 64, 65, 66, 
67, 68, 70, 72, 74, 75, 17, 78, 79, 80, 
81, 83, 85, passim. 

Savage, Joshua 24,40 

Savear 12 

Scarborough ... ... ... ... 12 

Sedgely, Thomas 165 

Severini, Father 103, 107 

Shaftsbury 6,29,36,44,46,65,69 

Shaick Farazulla 85 

Shaick Imaum 47 

Shaick [Shaik] Loutf Alii [Lutfula] 

Cawne, Velore ... ... ... 27,213 

Shaick Saiboo 132 

Shandrasein ... ••• ■•• ••• 213 

Shaw Mahomud 160 

Sheage, John 145, 148, 161, 178, 191 

Shepbeard, Benjamin 34 

Sheriff, John ... 141 

Sherriman [Sheeriman, Serriman], 

David 121, 122 

Simpson, M r . 1 

Singanah [Singana] 153,167 

Sloper, M r . ... 73, 89, 104, 134, 148, 165, 

178,191,202 

Smart Jonathan ... ... ... 39, 151 

Smith, John 27,211 

Sombyah 3,128,140 

Somerset ... ... ... •■• 94 

Sonsino, Natal Levi ... 33,44 

Pouthby, Frances 26,29,38,42 

Soutbby, M™. 37 

Southby, William Henry ... 29, 42, 94 

Spain... 121 

Speck , John William ... 1 1 1 , 1 64, 21 1 

Standard, Cap* 38,52 

Starke, John 29,43 

Starke, Richard 71,163,210 

Sterling, M r 80,84 

Stratton, John ... 1, 12, 25, 30, 49, 68, 

72,74,77,78,79,80,81,83,85, 
passim. 
Subramony [Subramoney], Ohitty 

rOhittiel ... 3,37,46,52,58,69,75,98, 

118, 126, 137, 142, 147, 156, 167, 172, 

180, 184, 190, 195, 207, 208 

Success (Galley) 1|| 

Snmadrew 35 

Sumatra 6, 89, 170, 186, 200 

Supino,Judah 36,46 

Surat 94, 96, 102, 104, 111, 132, 

133, 145, 165, 200 
Syrian ■ •• 39 



Tagagara 
Tagapa [Teagapa] 
Takiah Saib . . . 
Talbot (brigantine) 
Tauna Chitty 
Taylor, Cap*. 
Tedd, Cap*. John 

Telesinga Chitty 



Chitty 



213, 216 
3, 35, 197 
48 
1,37,47, 90,91, 94 

35 

6 

6, 8,9,25,28,41, 

157, 171 

38, 57, 73, 92, 132, 

140, 166, 172, 198 



T— cont. 
Tellicherry .. 52, 102, 105, 112, 117, 128, 
132, 133, 147, 158, 165, 167, 168, 173 

TenaBsaree 72,77,85,160 

Teremungalom Comrapa 38 

Tessier, James ... ... ... 33, 44 

Tevenepatam 187 

Thompson, John 149 

Thorpe, John 96, 109, 110, 111, 143 

Timapa, Berry ... 47, 57, 181, 195, 208 

Tipaoa 219 

Tomby Chitty 3, 63, 64, 190, 196 

Tomlinson, John . . ... ... 149 

Tomson, Francis 157 

Tondava Comrapa 35 

Tondua Chitty 194 

Tool ore river ... ... 213 

Torriano, George 83,201 

Trankebar ... 191 

Travencore 109, 124 

Tricotohounrom 135 

Trimalecancy see Triplicane. 

Triinely ... 152 

Trinomly 212 

Tripasore 20,21,22,23 

Triplicane [Trimalecancy] 27,223 

Tritohenopoly [Tritchanopoly 

Trichenopoly] ... 81, 96, 106, 126, 146, 
166, 201, 212, 213, 218, 223, 224 

Triton (brigantine) 94,96 

Trivitore ... ... 47,57,212,218,220 

Trunamanellore 217 

Tryal [Tryall] (sloop) ... 95, 96, 149 

Tullie, Cap*. William ... 28,49,70,72, 

166, 173 

Turing, M r , 12. 68, 89 

Turner, John 204 



u 



Upparra [Uppara] ... 



109, 122, 186 



Vamploy, William 178, 191, 202 

Van Franken, Anthony " 95 

Vapary 19,20 

Vass,John 1,63 

Veerapa 219 

Vellapah 89 

Velore 21 

Vencatachelum 89, 112, 113 

Vencataish, Tonta ... 96,107 

Vencata fVenkata] Kistna 153, 218 

Vencatapa [VencatyputtyJ Naiek, 

Damerla 125,148 

Veneaty Chitty, Moota ... .. 3 

Vencaty, Ramah 152,153 

Vengyah 64 

Venice ... 122 

Ventura (brigantine) ... ... 37, 47 

Veraugo, Tondoor 136,140 

Verdapa 89 

Vernon ... 149 

Vienne, Joseph 122 

Vincenti, Simon 72, 116 

Virago Chitty, Ravour 81, 216 

Vishvinada 52,58,85,92 

Vizagapatam 1, 2, 25, 28, 47, 49, 68, 72, 
138, 142, 156 



232 



PAGE 



V — cont. 
1. 2, 11, 12, 25, 28, 30, 39, 

S, 72, 77, 78, 85, 



Vizagapatam 

47,49,51,59,.. 

91, 94, 95, 102, 107, 109, 112, 116, 

117, 119, 120, 121, 122, 124,128, 

129, 131, 133, 136, 137, 138,139, 

142, 143, 157, 164, 165, 173, 174, 

176, 180, 182, 186, 187, 188, 189, 

199, 202, 203, 210 

Vizamunglum [Vessmungallum] ... 212, 223 

Vizaramrauze ... ... ... 1 

Viziapah ... ... ... ... 89 

w 

Wager 34 

"Waggaman, William Eliot 102,124 

Waldo, Peter 29, 42 

Walpole ... 6, 18, 19, 26, 28, 30, 31, 32, 
33, 36, 37, 42, 44, 57 

Walsh, John 164,211 

Wandewash ... 39,48,57 

Warwiche 158 

Webster, Cap*. Benjamin ... 29, 43 

West Coast, the ... 6, 18, 19, 30, 38, 49, 

52, 65, 66, 67, 70, 77, 80, 83, 103, 

111, 119, 129, 131, 147, 168, 169, 

170, 173, 174, 186, 189, 191, 200 

Westcott, Foss ... 71, 91, 94, 102, 107, 

116,124,129,164,211 

WestoD, Cap*. William ... 145, 152, 158 



W— cont. 



Whistler, Ralph 




34, 4& 


Whitwell, M r . 




150 


Wilkinson, Thomas 




34 


William Sf Sarah 


.'.' 1, 


49, 50, 59, 85, 94, 
102, 107, 124 


Wilmington ... 6, 


7 , 8, 9, 


24, 25, 28. 30, 33, 


35, 


37,41 


,51, 157,171, 182 


Wilson, Hard 




136 


Wilson, James 




... 118, 120, 135 


Wilton, Samuel 




.. 94,96,134, 141 


Winchelsea ... 




... 157, 168, 200 


Winchester ... 




170 


Wolgundaporum 




213,220 


Woodundee ... 




219 


Wrighte, Nathan 




26, 28, 37, 42, 47 


Wynch, Alexander 




211 


Wynoh, Eobert 


X 


71, 146, 164 


Xavier, Francisco 




77,78 



Teliva Noorsore 

Yellaaree [Ellaree, Tellaree] 

Young, Andrew 

Z 

Zulpheker [Zulphaker] Caune 



213 
1, 37, 

47,94 
94, 109, 111 



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